Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursaries 2024

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursaries 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) Bursaries 2024/2025 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF) invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Postgraduate studies (BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD), for Research into Virology.

The duration of the bursary award will depend on the level of the qualification being pursued: Masters students will receive up to 2 years of bursary support and PhD students will receive up to 3 years of bursary support (unless an exceptional circumstance).

Scholars may not change their research project, unless approved by the PRF.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • Preference will be given to South African citizens or permanent residents
  • You must be registered for a postgraduate degree (BScHons, MSc and PhD), for research into Virology
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% in your most recent studies

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by following these steps:
Step 1: complete an online application:


Step 2: upload clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
NEW applicants:

  • Curriculum Viate, including publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Academic Record
  • Proof of Degree Registration
  • Completed Grants Application Signatory Form (.pdf)
  • MSc applicants: Proof of BSc completion
  • PhD applicants: Proof of MSc completion
  • Any other additional information to support your application (graphs must be submitted in a PDF doc as an annex)


  • MSc applicants: completed Grants Application Signatory Form (.pdf)
  • PhD applicants: Supervisor Progress Report
  • Any other additional information to support your application (graphs must be submitted in a PDF doc as an annex)

Step 3: download and complete the PRF Final Bursary Form and submit it via email to: [email protected]
(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application”, followed by “BSc (Hons)” or “MSc” or “PhD” in the email subject line).

Application Deadline: 15 September 2023

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