The South African Heart Association Research Scholarship

This scholarship is available to full and associate members of the SA Heart Association living in South Africa. It is primarily intended to assist colleagues involved in much-needed research to enhance their research programmes.


Applicants need to be fully paid up members/associate members in good standing for at least one year

Applications must include:

  • The applicant’s abbreviated CV
  • A breakdown of the anticipated expenses
  • Ethics approval; and
  • Full details of the research


  • Publications of related work in a peer reviewed journal in the preceding year
  • Applicants from a previously disadvantaged community; and
  • Applicants younger than 35 years of age

Applications must be addressed to:

Education Standing Committee South African Heart Association P.O. Box 19062 Tygerberg 7505

The selection panel will review applications annually and the closing date is September 30.

One scholarship to a maximum amount of R50 000 will be awarded annually.

Applications will be assessed according to the accompanying research protocol which should include:

  • An abstract (maximum 200 words)
  • A brief review of the literature (maximum 200 words)
  • A brief description of the hypothesis to be investigated (maximum 100 words)
  • A detailed methodology (maximum 500 words); and
  • References
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