South African Medical Association Bursaries and Scholarships

SAMA Medical Education Bursary
The SAMA medical education bursary is intended to support South African citizens who live in South Africa and attend medical school here.  The bursaries are intended to fund study in the medical field i.e. pre-graduate studies towards a MBChB or equivalent degree.  The bursaries in the amount of R20 000 per annum per student will be offered from the first to fourth year of studies and will be paid into the students' accounts at the various universities as it is specifically intended to assist with the tuition fee.  Second and third year students are encouraged to apply between 1 August and 30 September this year.  No applications from first year students will be accepted and they are advised to ensure that they register timeously with the university/ies of their choice.  We will contact the universities early in 2018 to obtain names of first year students who have been accepted and registered.

SAMA PhD Supplementary Scholarship
The award is intended to encourage postgraduate research in the medical field, specifically with a view to promoting research and development in medicine for medical doctors in South Africa.  The candidate must be a South African citizen and a graduate of any university in South Africa doing their PhD at a South African university.  The PhD study must have been started one year prior to applying for this Supplementary Scholarship as the Committee members will be taking into account the progress which has been made in the first year.  The value of the Supplementary Scholarship is R100 000.00 per annum plus the relevant year's tuition fee.  The academic quality of the research proposal as well as the suitability of the project for South Africa's research programme is at the top of the selection criteria.  Applications will be received between 1 August and 30 September strictly.

SAMA Research Masters Supplementary Scholarship
The purpose of the award is to encourage postgraduate research and foster the development of research competencies in medical practitioners to promote academic medicine in South Africa.  The Research Masters may serve as a prerequisite for doctoral studies, however, excludes the Professional Masters degree such as the Masters in Medicine done as a requirement for specialist training.  The candidate must be a South African citizen and a medical graduate of any university in South Africa who have started their research masters study one year prior to applying for this award.  The amount of R50 000.00 will be awarded in equal amounts over two years to the successful candidate.  The main selection criteria is the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project to the South African environment.  Applications will be received 1 August and 30 September strictly.

More information as well as the relevant application forms on the bursaries and the supplementary scholarships may be obtained from the website www.samedical.org or from the Bursary Officer, Mrs K Pienaar on karlienp@samedical.org.

 

  
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