Fund status:

Open

Application deadline:

15 October 2020

Tel:

+27(0)11 544 0300

Physical address:

Block B Metropolitan Office Park
8 Hillside Road Parktown

Postal address:

Private Bag X125 
Braamfontein 
2017

Discovery Foundation

Established in 2006 as one element of Discovery Holdings’ black economic empowerment transaction, the Discovery Foundation is an independent trust that is investing at least R150 million in grants towards developing South Africa’s scarce specialist healthcare resources.

Funding guidelines

The Discovery Foundation Awards include scholarships, bursaries and research fellowships as well as support for teaching and research institutions.

It is expected to support training of around 300 new medical specialists over ten years – focusing on training specialists for rural areas, developing academic medicine and research centres and increasing the number of sub-specialists.

The Discovery Foundation makes four groups of awards each year to outstanding individual and institutional candidates, benefiting academic medicine, rural healthcare, specialist training and service delivery and innovation:

  • The Discovery Foundation Rural Fellowship Awards aim to attract and keep medical doctors in rural areas by facilitating access to resources and opportunities to develop professionally.
  • The Discovery Foundation Sub-specialist Awards aim to address the shortage of funded training posts in HPCSA-registered sub-specialties at accredited South African academic and affiliated institutions.
  • The Discovery Foundation Academic Fellowship Awards aim to promote research-focused training in academic medicine in South Africa.
  • The Discovery Foundation Excellence Award is an award to boost healthcare resources by recognising an organisation that shows excellence in service delivery, training and innovation

Application deadlines

Click to download the Discovery Foundation application brochure

  • MGH, Sub-specialist Awards and Academic Fellowship Awards – 15 October 2019
  • Awards for Rural and Underserved Areas and Excellence Award – 15 January 2020

Please refer to the full application brochure for a full description of each Award, eligibility criteria and terms of funding, and then apply online using relevant link below:

Sub-specialist Award https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sub-SpecialistAward15Oct19
MGH Fellowship Awards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGHFellowship15Oct19
Academic Fellowship Awards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FellowshipAward15Oct2019
Distinguished visitor https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DistinguishedVisitor15Jan20
Institution Rural Award https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InstitutionRural15Jan20
Individual Rural Awards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IndividualRural15Jan20
Excellence Awards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExcellenceAwards15Jan20

 

Click to download the Discovery Foundation reporting form