2021/2022 Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries Opened

Poliomyelitis Research Foundation has opened its September 2021/2022 Bursary program and is inviting all applicants to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2021.

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS FOR Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries

There are a few requirements that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission:

  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
  • You must be studying towards one of the aforementioned postgraduate qualifications
  • You must NOT be employed full-time
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • BScHons students: preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students


Download and complete the relevant PRF application form:
BScHons students: PRF Bursary Application Form (BScHons) (.pdf)
MSc students: PRF Bursary Application Form (MSc) (.pdf)
PhD students: PRF Bursary Application Form (PhD) (.pdf)

RENEWALS (current bursary recipients):
PRF Bursary Application Form (MSc Renewal) (.pdf)
PRF Bursary Application Form (PhD Renewal) (.pdf)

You may be requested to submit certain supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Proof of permanent residency if not a South African citizen (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, including latest exam results (on institutes letterhead)
  • CV, including publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • Full scope of your proposed research project

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: prf@nicd.ac.za
(Insert the words “PRF Bursary Application” in the email subject line).