PhD bursary at Wits

The University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Sciences, seeks a full time PhD candidate. A bursary of R100 000 a year for 3 years is available through the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at Wits School of Public Health.

This is an open call for PhD proposals on topics related to human neuroscience.

There is also an opportunity for the student to conduct neuroimaging research on a clinical population of nyaope-addicted patients as part of a wider project that seeks to understand the psychiatric, epigenetic, neuropsychological and psycho-social sequelae of addiction and identifying the neuroanatomical correlates. The student will form part of an interdisciplinary team from anatomy, physiology, psychiatry and neuropsychology. Students interested in this topic should also submit a relevant proposal.


Applicants must be South African citizens and have a first or second class undergraduate degree with a Master’s degree in neuroimaging, neuroanatomy, research/neuro-/clinical psychology, biomedical engineering, mathematics, physics or a health-related discipline. The candidate will be registered in the School of Anatomical Sciences.

To apply: please e-mail a 1 page PhD proposal, cover letter, academic transcripts and <4pg CV in a single pdf file to both Dr Tanya Calvey and Dr Sahba Besharati before 1 July 2017