Request for Applications: National Health Scholars Programme

A partnership between the NDoH, PHEF and the SAMRC

A National Health Research Committee Initiative

Request for Applications  

(October 2018 for 2019 enrolment)

Applications are invited for scholarships that are funded by the Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF) under the National Health Scholars Programme. The PhD scholarships for are tenable in South African universities. Funding is for a full degree period ( completion) as a tax free scholarship for full-time study.

Master’s degree funding may be considered where compelling. The level of funding is equivalent to the after-tax take-home pay of the applicant, based on the salary scales of the relevant post (or equivalent) at the National Department of Health. The scholarship value may be reviewed annually in line with Public Service regulations depending on availability of funds.

The focus in this RFA is to fund PhDs in the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) research area, but not excluding continuing areas of importance such as HIV/TB  

The National Health Scholars Programme aims to contribute positively towards efforts to strengthen and accelerate progress towards equity in research capacity development within the National Department of Health human capital across South Africa. Where appropriate priority will be given to hitherto under represent designated groups, institutions, and priority research niches within the NCDs.


Full applications must be send to Ms Pumla Zonke on or before 30 October 2018 at / Tel 021 938 0250

For enquiries contact: Dr Thabi Maitin on / Tel 021 938 0432

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Department of Health Public Health Enhancement Fund South African medical Research Council
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 23:59