The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) provides 5 Postgraduate students with financial assistance every year. This takes the form of the PRF Bursary Programme. The Bursaries are aimed at financially needy students, with preference given to South African citizens, boasting an academic history of at least 60%.
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary Programme will provide financial support to students studying their Honours, Masters or Doctorate Postgraduate BSc Degrees.
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) is an NPO that was started by the Scientific Advisory Panel in the 1940s and is run by senior virologists and members of the Scientific Advisory Panel.
The PRF specializes in medical virology research and development, with a historical distribution of more than R144 000 000 in research funds. The PRF distributes bursaries to needy students as well as running a virology-based training and conference center.
Please note that there are two closing dates for the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary Programme. These are the 28th of February 2021 and the 15th of September 2021.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary Programme.
Latest Bursaries in South Africa
Kindly note that prospective applicants need to satisfy all the requirements of the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary in order to be considered for the Programme:
The applications will be evaluated according to stringent research project criteria:
Please note that failure to adhere to the requirements of the PRF – Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary Programme will result in a rejected application.
Please note that financial support levels are dependent on the Degree being pursued by the prospective applicant:
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary Programme will be used to cover the expenses related to the successful applicant’s research project.
Kindly note that prospective applicants can only apply for the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursary online, submitted to email@example.com
Prospective applicants should find and complete the relevant PRF Bursary document:
The following supporting documentation should be attached to the applicant’s application form:
Beneficiaries may apply for Bursary renewal. The renewed application should contain project results, as well as published academic papers.
Please note that the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries.
Please note that the granting of the PRF Bursaries is at the sole discretion of the PRF.