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SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme


The South African Medical Research Council is looking for candidates for thei Internship Scholarship Programme in relevant fields. 

The SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme is for Masters and PhD Scholarships for Clinical/Health Research.

The SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme has been restructured to be in line with all other post graduate scholarship programmes offered by the SAMRC. The objective of the SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme remains primarily to transform the composition of the country’s health and clinical research human capital to be more representative of the face and demographics of the nation.

Within the context of the SAMRC, the SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme is specifically designed to open up an opportunity to develop Black Scientists i.e. African Black, Colored, Indian and Asian scientists through mainly PhD degree, and in compelling cases master’s degree studies. Preference will be given to candidates registered for a doctoral degree in strategic and/or emerging research areas.

The purpose of this particular Request for Applications (RFA) is to facilitate and promote increase in number of black scientists with specialized skills in the following research fields:

  • Biostatistics
  • Data Science
  • Digital Health
  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Genomics and Immunology

Requirements for application

  • South African citizenship
  • Black candidate (African Black/Colored/Indian/Asian)
  • A full-developed research proposal for a Msc/PhD
  • Research project must fall within the specified research fields
  • Current registration at the university in which the degree will be awarded.
  • Written commitment of participation by an experienced research supervisor who is willing to train the student for the entire duration of the degree.
  • Availability of research funding for the project and appropriate facilities to effectively conduct the research project.
  • Registration at a historically disadvantaged institution will be considered a distinct advantage.

The outcome of your application will be made before end June 2020 barring unforeseen circumstances. You will be advised when the commencement of the scholarship will be.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020
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