DENTISTRY BURSARIES

Opportunities for Research Training in Dentistry: Dentristy Bursaries

Post BChD Scholarships

Provides an opportunity for full-time research training for dentists in any field in the health sciences

Who Qualifies for funding?

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • Recent graduates with a bachelors degree in dentistry and who have registered with the health professions council

Period of Funding?

  • Approval is for 1 calendar year at a time
  • Preference for renewal is given to those applicants registered for a masters or research doctorate

Value of the Award

  • R80 000.00 pa tax free

Conditions

  • Candidates may not hold a bursary from more than one statutory science council at any given timeScholarship holders may undertake teaching/academic duties to a maximum of 9 hours per week
  • Scholarship holders may not receive, concurrently with MRC scholarships, other non-binding remuneration/fellowships and grants without prior approval from the MRC
  • Once the award has been made the scholarship holder cannot change the research project without the approval of the MRC
  • Once the award has been made the scholarship holder cannot change his/her supervisor without the approval of the MRC
  • A detailed report must be submitted to the MRC within 2 months of completing the 12 month period of research training

Application Process

  • A request for applications is sent to the tertiary institutions with dental faculties
  • Applications are submitted to the MRC through the institutions administrative office
  • An applicant must consult beforehand with the research supervisor under whose supervision the research will be carried out

Selection Criteria

  • Population Group
  • Gender
  • Academic record/potential of the applicant
  • Referees reports
  • Research area
  • Applicants discipline
  • Supervisors credentials/experience
  • Project details (peer review & ethics approval)
  • Availability of running costs for the research project

Successful applicants are required to:

  • Submit progress reports with the renewal application. The renewal application includes a motivation from the students supervisor
  • Submit a detailed report to the MRC within 2 months of completing the 12 month period of research training
  • Provide a copy of the completed dissertation to the MRC

General

  • The total income from the MRC and other sources should not exceed R120 000 per annum

Closing Date

30 April

Contact person

Dr Thabi Maitin, [email protected]



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