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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer.

The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies.  Research at the SAMRC focuses on the top ten causes of death in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, burden of disease, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.

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bullet Request for Applications: MRC Clinical Cancer Research Centres Application deadline date - 31 August 2014
bullet Call for Applications - Career Development Award. Application deadline date - 31 July 2014

Call for Applications - MRC Clinician Researcher Programme - PhD Scholarships in Clinical Research 2014/15. Application deadline date - 31 July 2014

bullet MRC Funding diary (pdf format, 379 kb)
bullet SHIP Request for Applications (RFA's)
bullet South African Medical Research Council  - Global Alliance for Chronic Disease. Call for Research Proposals: Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Application deadline dates as per co-funding agency’s timelines.

The South African Medical Research Council strongly supports excellence in health research and has established a set of medal awards to recognise world-class science.

The Awards are among South Africa’s most prestigious and are dedicated to contributions to health research in South Africa.


Disclaimer: MRC is a research organisation and does not provide medical advice
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