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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.


There are 3 types of medals

Platinum Medals for lifetime achievement, Gold Medals for senior researchers who have made seminal scientific contributions and Silver Medals for recent post-doctoral researchers who have made substantial scientific contribution.

2017 SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards - Nominations - now closed.