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Health Sciences Research Awards

Faculty Research Prize

The Faculty Research Prize recognises outstanding research in a given year and is presented annually at the Faculty’s Prize Giving Ceremony (usually held in March/April). A certificate and a cash award of R10 000 (allocated to research) are awarded based on research excellence in publication. A Call for Applications for 2021 Faculty Research Prize is now closed.

The 2020 Faculty Research Prize was awarded to:

Recipient of PrizeSchoolTitle of ThesisJournal
Dr Cathrine Scheepers  School of Pathology Antibody Isotype switching as a mechanism to counter HIV neutralization escape
Cell Report

Most Prestigious Postgraduate Degree Awards   

Each year, the Faculty Research Office calls for the nomination of students who have excelled in their postgraduate studies. Awards are presented at the Faculty’s Annual Prize Giving Ceremony, which usually takes place in March. There are three categories of award:

  • Doctorate
  • Masters degrees by dissertation only
  • Masters degrees by coursework and research report

In each category, the student judged to have completed a degree of particular excellence will receive a medal and certificate for the most prestigious degree in that category. If none of the submissions are judged to be of sufficient quality, no award will be made. A Call for Applications for awards for Postgraduate Degrees is now closed.

 

Research Awards Celebration

The Research Awards Celebration is held every year and it is aimed at recognizing those researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences who have achieved exceptionally in different aspects related to research in a particular year. 

To view the winners for each year click on the year below:

RESEARCH AWARDS 2015

RESEARCH AWARDS 2016

RESEARCH AWARDS 2017

RESEARCH AWARDS 2018

RESEARCH AWARDS 2019

RESEARCH AWARDS 2020

A video clip of the FHS Research Awards 2020 (recognizing 2019 achievements), is available here

 

 

 

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