March 31, 2013

Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship for South African Physicians

Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship for South African Physicians

Course(s) Offered: Clinical fields
Course Level: Graduate (Phd, Postdoc)
Provider: Physician Partnership Trust
Country to Study in: Any country

Scholarship Description
The Physician Partnership Trust, established by the Health Partners for Life as part of the black economic empowerment programme of Netcare Ltd, established a scholarship in 2007 to support historically disadvantaged South Africans to undertake high-level research.

This Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship was named after an extraordinary man and teacher who walked the same path. It is awarded to medical specialists to pursue doctoral and postdoctoral studies in clinical fields of their choice.

A selection committee comprising academic physicians from the eight medical schools nationally and a member appointed by Netcare Ltd assists with the selection of suitable, worthy candidates.

The Physician Partnership Trust hereby invite all medical specialists pursuing doctoral or post doctoral studies, in South Africa or abroad, to apply for the Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria include South African citizens from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are registered as specialists or sub-specialists with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

The selection process comprises calling for applications in the national press, the selection committee reviews the applications, and eligible applicants are short-listed for an interview.

Eligible groups
Historically disadvantaged South African citizens

Participating Institutions
Leading academic institutions locally or overseas

Fields of study
Full-time doctoral or postdoctoral studies in any clinical field of applicant's choice

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
For 3 or more years

Scholarship benefits
The Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship aims to select candidates of high academic calibre who demonstrate a capacity and commitment to make a difference to academic healthcare in South Africa; provide financial support to undertake full-time doctoral or postdoctoral training in leading institutions locally or overseas for 3 or more
years; support candidates to establish themselves in South Africa or commence an independent academic career upon completion of research training for a further period of 1 or more years; and to provide such other support to the candidate as determined by the Selection Committee and approved by the Trustees.

Method of Application
Applications may be nominations by an academic institution or individuals may apply. The applicant must have identified a research project worthy of doctoral or postdoctoral study. The project must be funded and the applicant must have selected a supervisor with an appropriate research infrastructure and facilities.

The pursuit of a PhD degree or postdoctoral research studies must be done full time, for which the Scholarship provides funding. These objectives are in line with the recommendations of the Academy of Science of South Africa for revitalising clinical research in South Africa.

Your submissions should reach the Trust by no later than 30 June of that year.

Contact person:
Dr. V. Litlhakanyane
Executive Director

Application Deadline: 30 June every year
Open to International students: No (ONLY South Africans)

Resource: History of medicine - The Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship

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