The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PRF) is a foundation that supports postdoctoral research in South Africa. It provides funding for talented individuals to conduct cutting-edge research in various fields such as science, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.
PRF is committed to advancing knowledge, promoting excellence, and building capacity in the academic community. The foundation aims to develop the next generation of researchers who will contribute to the country's socio-economic development. PRF has a strong track record of supporting research that has led to significant breakthroughs and innovations.
It collaborates with universities, research institutions, and industry partners to create a dynamic research ecosystem in South Africa.
The PRF (Postdoctoral Research Fellowship) provides bursaries to eligible individuals interested in undertaking postdoctoral research within South Africa. These scholarships are granted through a competitive selection process and encompass financial support for living expenses, tuition fees, as well as research-related costs.
Requirements and eligibility
To be eligible for the PRF bursary, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have obtained a minimum pass of 60% (proof required in the form of the latest academic record)
Be a South African citizen or have permanent resident status (preference will be given to these applicants)
Plan to pursue a PhD degree for a maximum of 3 years
Submit the application on or before the specified deadline date; late applications will not be considered
Complete all sections of the form and attach all requested information; incomplete forms will not be accepted
Type the application form, as hand-written applications will not be accepted
Upon completion of the degree, the PRF requires confirmation of graduation as well as a list of publications
How to apply
To apply for the PRF bursary, you must provide the following documentation, all of which must be certified copies:
Your ID document
Proof of permanent residency if you are not a South African citizen