Please note the amendment to the submission dates for applications.
The PRF works to support research aimed at furthering the development of Medical Virology in South Africa.
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation [PRF] is an incorporated association not for gain governed by an honorary Board of Trustees consisting of members from the business and industrial sector as well as senior virologists, together with a Scientific Advisory Panel representing heads of departments of virology from universities and institutions throughout the country. The Foundation is dedicated to the furtherance of the discipline of virology, one of the major causes of disease in this country, by promoting virological research and helping build capacity in this speciality.
The recipient of the 2017 James Gear Fellowship has already been identified and applications received for the James Gear Fellowship will be considered for the 2018 award.
At present and for the time being, due to the large funding requirements for Research Grants and Bursaries, no applications for Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Travel Grants will be considered and therefore should not be submitted for 2018.