1. Welcome

Welcome to Discovery Foundation: MGH Fellowship Awards application form. The closing date for applications is 15 October 2019. 
 
The Discovery Foundation is an independent trust with a clear focus to strengthen the healthcare system by ensuring that more people have access to specialised healthcare services. In the first decade since its inception, the Discovery Foundation has invested over R234 million in grants to support academic medicine through research, development and the training of medical specialists in South Africa. Its aim is to invest R300 million towards specialised healthcare services over 20 years.

Moulding the next generation of leaders in academic medicine.

This Discovery Foundation Award was first introduced in 2013 in partnership with the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). MGH is a clinical service and biomedical research facility and is the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School based in Boston in the United States.

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award is aimed at helping to develop the next generation of leaders in academic and clinical medicine in South Africa. The award provides support for mid-career clinical specialists committed to pursuing a career in academic medicine through a fellowship programme that links medical scientists based at South African medical schools, with leaders in clinical science at this world-class medical institution in the United States.

The grant
The grant enables a talented specialist clinician and aspiring leader to experience the specialist clinical service and research environment at MGH and to conduct cutting-edge clinical research in collaboration with colleagues at the hospital.

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award is valued at R2.3 million over a one-year period. It gives recipients an opportunity for a medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for face-to-face supervision and to gain exposure to the hospital’s research environment.
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