One of the key recommendations in the 2011 National Health Research Summit Report is to build human resources for health research through a large-scale PhD programme for all health professional categories with degree-based qualifications. The aim as proposed by the National Health Research Committee is to fund the education and training of 1000 PhDs in health sciences over the next 10 years. Applications are invited from eligible health professionals scholarships that are available in the 2013/2014 round of applications. The PhD Scholarships will be awarded to health professionals for doctoral research to be conducted in South Africa or abroad. 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.
-South African citizenship/permanent residents. -A Master’s degree or equivalent. -A full-developed research proposal for a PhD -An experienced supervisor who is willing to host the student for the duration of training -Availability of funding and research facilities for the research project.