CAPRISA DSI - NRF Centre of Excellence in HIV Prevention Offers Masters and Doctoral Fellowship in HIV Research for 2025

5 June 2024

Opportunities for Masters and Doctoral Candidates: 2025

Students wanting to pursue Masters and PhD training are invited to apply to be part of a dynamic and diverse research team with opportunities to collaborate with leading South African and international AIDS scientists conducting cutting-edge research in:

  • HIV Prevention and Epidemiology
  • HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccines

Disciplines include epidemiology, clinical trials, virology, immunology, infectious diseases medicine, bioinformatics, statistics, ethics and health policy.
Mentorship will be provided by leaders in their respective fields with access to a vast network of researchers.

Candidates with exceptional talent in research and a strong desire to pursue a career as researchers are invited to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be registered for tertiary studies at an accredited public South African Higher Education Institution for the duration of the fellowship award.
Age limits at the time of fellowship application: Masters - 30 years of age or younger at 31 December 2024, Doctoral - Applicants must be 32 years of age or younger as at 31 December 2024.

  • The Academic achievement of the applicant must be >65% in their honours or masters degrees respectively to be considered for either the Masters or Doctoral fellowships.
  • The applicant must not be a recipient of an NRF or state funded institution bursary/funding (currently/previously) for the same degree as the fellowship he/she is applying for at CAPRISA.

Successful applicants will be funded by DSI-NRF at either Full Cost of Study (FCS) or Partial Cost of Study. The FCS will be awarded to South African Citizens who are either financially needy, living with disability or academic achievers. Applicants are advised that CAPRISA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and all appointees will need to be vaccinated at commencement of fellowship.

Shortlisted applicants will be going through the second stage of the nomination process

To submit your application, visit our fellowship programme page

Download the fellowship application form and send it with a detailed CV to: and quote Ref.CoE/2025 in the subject line.

Closing Date: 14 June 2024

You may download the poster here