Applications are invited for National Health Scholars Programme (NHSP) PhD Scholarships for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad. This programme is aimed at postgraduate students i.e. to study towards PhD as well as academic staff members in Faculties of Health Sciences, Research Councils, Government Departments and other organisations who wish to commence or complete PhD training on a full-time basis. The scholarship will be awarded for a period ranging from one to four years as a tax free scholarship for full-time study in a chosen field. The closing date for applications is 30 October 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in various fields / professions of health including e.g. Medical Practioners, Medical Scientist, Psychologist, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapists, Public Health, Oral Health, Optometrist, Audiologist Biomedical Engineer, Dental Practioner, Dietitians and Social Sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad.
Scholarship Provider: National Health Research Committee (NHRC), the Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa or abroad
Requirements for application:
-South African citizenship/permanent residence.
-A Master’s degree or equivalent.
-A full-developed research proposal for a PhD.
-Current or proposed registration at the university in which the degree will be awarded.
-An experienced supervisor who is willing to host the student for the duration of training.
-Availability of funding and appropriate facilities for the research project.
Scholarship Open for International Students: South African citizenship/permanent residence can apply for this scholarship.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The scholarship will be awarded for a period ranging from one to four years as a tax free scholarship for full-time study in a chosen field. Renewal of funding after year 1 will depend on academic performance.
What does it cover? This is a tax free scholarship that is equivalent to the after tax level of pay of the applicant in terms of the public service professional scales applicable to the qualification(s) of the candidate (excluding overtime pay). The level of funding is equivalent to the after-tax take-home pay of the applicant, based on the salary scales of the relevant post (or equivalent) at the Department of Health. The scholarship value may be reviewed annually in line with Public Service regulations depending on availability of funds.
Selection Criteria: Scholarship is awarded on the following criteria:
-Suitability of the candidate
-Quality of the science
-Track record of supervisor
Notification: The announcement of scholarship holders will be made by the end of December 2015.
Please submit applications to Mr Thobile Mabuya at thobile.mabuya-at-mrc.ac.za.
Application Form, Click Here
Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications is 30 October 2015.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application, Click Here