MRC Bursaries Research Training Scholarships for Medical Doctors

The MRC offers research training scholarships to candidates who have recently obtained a bachelors degree in medicine and are registered with the Health Professions Council. They should have completed their internship and community service, and be interested in pursuing full-time training in an established health research environment in South Africa.

Scholarships are tenable for one calendar year at a time. Successful applicants may apply for renewal of the scholarships for a second and third year, which will be considered in competition with all other applications. Preference for renewals will be given to those applicants that have registered for a MSc Medical Science, PhD or MD degree.

Post MBChB and BChD grants

Provides an opportunity for full-time research training for medical doctors, in any field in the health sciences as part of their development towards a Masters degree.

Who Qualifies for funding:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents

  • Recent MBChB or BChD graduates who have registered with the health professions council and have completed their internship and community service and registered for a Masters degree in a specialist field or a research area

Period of Funding

  • Value of the Award - R80 000.00 pa tax free

  • Approval is for 1 calendar year at a time

  • Scholarships are renewable for a 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of training

Application Process

  • A request for applications is sent to the tertiary institutions with medical faculties.

  • Applications are submitted to the MRC through the institutions post graduate bursary office.

  • An applicant must consult beforehand with the research supervisor under whose supervision the research will be carried out.

Closing Date: 30 June

Contact person
Project coordinator, [email protected]

Looking for an undergraduate medical bursary? Visit the MRC of South Africa's website

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