The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation [PRF] is an incorporated association not for gain governed by an honorary Board of Trustees consisting of members from the business and industrial sector as well as senior virologists, together with a Scientific Advisory Panel representing heads of departments of virology from universities and institutions throughout the country. The Foundation is dedicated to the furtherance of the discipline of virology, one of the major causes of disease in this country, by promoting virological research and helping build capacity in this speciality.
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (PRF Bursary) is a non-governmental organisation that supports research into poliomyelitis (polio) disease in order to develop medical initiatives. The PRF offers funding for deserving students, in the form of bursaries, research grants, travel grants, and fellowships.
Requirements and eligibility
The PRF awards bursaries towards obtaining the following types of qualifications:
BSc (Honors) – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
Masters – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
How to apply
Your application must be supported by the following documentation:
ID document (certified copy of)
Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy of)