Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries Programme | Apply Here


Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursary 2017/2018 | Apply for the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursary programme, requirement and details below.

  • Application Deadline: Each bursary has 3 closing dates each year:
    28 February
    15 July
    15 October.

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF)

PRF Bursary / Scholarship Programme.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursary Award Programme 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) was founded in the late 1940’s, as a non-governmental organisation to conduct research into poliomyelitis (polio) disease.


PRF have 5 postgraduate bursary opportunities for deserving students:

  • BScHons Bursary
  • MSc Bursary
  • MSc Bursary Renewal
  • PhD Bursary
  • PhD Bursary Renewal

Masters students will receive 2 years of support, whereas PhD students wall receive 3 years of support.

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation BURSARY ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen/ Permanent resident,
  • Not employed full-time,
  • Achieved a minimum overall mark of 60%,

*For the BScHons, preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students.

HOW TO APPLY for Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant application form:

Complete and signed application forms, and supporting documentation must be submitted via email to: [email protected]


Each bursary has 3 closing dates each year:
28 February
15 July
15 October


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Mrs Irma Latsky
Tel: 011 555 0395
Email: [email protected]
The Chairperson
Scientific Advisory Panel of the PRF
C/O the National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Private Bag X4

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