The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme (BM-NHSP) is a National Health Research Committee (NHRC) Initiative. It was founded through the partnership between the National Department of Health (NDoH), Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF), and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).
Inspired by Professor Bongani Mayosi who believed in “health over wealth”, and left a legacy of research excellence, academic development, and the effect to transform individual lives, institutions, and countries within Africa.
The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme application will only be available until 15 April 2021.
The objective of Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme (BM-NHSP) is to fund the training of 1000 Ph.D.s in health and clinical research over the next ten years, to build the capacity in four research areas:
The BM-NHSP aims to towards strengthening and speeding up the progress for South African research for capacity development within the National Department of Health Human Capital.
The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme will cover the full duration of the degree as a full-time tax-free scholarship. It depends on the applicant’s after-tax take-home pay, according to the monetary value within the specific occupation qualification.
Applicants must take note that once the benchmarking process has been finalized (based on the criteria at the time) and the scholarship has been awarded. It will remain fixed for the full duration of the study period, the criteria will not change irrespective of a change in criteria e.g. additional qualifications / credentials obtained or an increase in monetary value within the specific occupation qualification.
BM-NHSP Bursary Programme Conditions:
The Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme invite Ph.D. students to apply for funding and must meet the following conditions:
Students who have completed a MBChB or hold a Masters’s degree in their 2nd year of Ph.D. studies specializing in any of the fields below may apply:
Please ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements before applying for the bursary.
Application forms can be downloaded, however, you can only apply for the Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Programme online. All information must be completed and relevant documents provided.
The following additional documentation is compulsory and your application will be discarded if any are missing:
Full applications must be completed online and additional documents must be emailed to Ms Colleen van Wyk on or before 15 April 2021.
This reference must be typed in the email subject line: “BM-NHSP Application – add your full name”
Tel. no. 021-938-0384
For any enquiries, you may contact Dr. Lindokuhle Ndlandla
Tel. no. 021-938-0442