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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
  • Full details of the research
  • The completed application form as per attachment (please request a fillable MS Word document from the SA Heart® Office )
  • Contact details of Head of Department or supervisor/mentor


  • Preference will be given to early and mid-career applicants (< 5 years post-qualification as specialist and/or < 5 years post-PhD qualification)


  •  Applicants may only submit one application every second year. Preference is given to those who have not had previous scholarships awarded.
  •  Awards are granted for one specific research project. Should that specific project be cancelled or the full amount allocated not utilised for any reason, then the funds must revert to the SA Heart®.

Applications must be addressed to:


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

One scholarship to a maximum amount of R70 000 will be awarded annually.


SA Heart® commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity.

We particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women and individuals with disabilities.


01.SA Heart - Research Grant Application Form - Fillable (002).pdf