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Angela Davies Russell Award



The Angela Davies Russell Award for Postgraduate Student Outputs


​This award (in honour of Prof. Angela Davies Russell) is aimed at recognising outstanding research outputs of postgraduate students in the field of parasitology in order to encourage young scientists to continue with their good work and aspire to be established and renowned researchers in their field. Thus this award targets emerging scientists in parasitology in southern Africa who publish their research in accredited peer-reviewed journals. The following students have been awarded this prestigious award:


2020:    José C. Dumbo (UJ)

2019:    Anneke Schoeman (NWU)

2018:    Patience Igeh (UJ)

2017:    Quinton Dos Santos (UJ)




All entries must be sent to the PARSA Secretariat. The following information is required:

Applications should include the following:

  1. A summarised academic CV of the postgraduate student.

  2. Copies of published article(s) (pdf)

  3. Proof of registration at a South African University.

  4. Nomination motivation.



  1. The award is given in recognition of outstanding published articles by postgraduate students (MSc or PhD).

  2. The postgraduate students must still be registered with a university in South Africa.

  3. The publication must encompass any form / niche of parasitology.

  4. The student should be first author on the submitted publication.

  5. The article should already be published (only from January of the previous year until the deadline date).

  6. Awards are based on nominations only and self-nominations are not allowed.

  7. Re-nomination of candidates is encouraged, as long as the eligibility criteria are met.


Selection criteria:

Nominations will be assessed based on the following:

  • All of the eligibility criteria being met and the research published is a contribution in the field of parasitology.

  • The quality of the research output and the nomination motivation (copies of published article(s) and the motivation indicating contribution of outputs to advancement of parasitology must be submitted).


Applications should be sent to:


Prof Kgomotso P. Sibeko-Matjila

Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases

University of Pretoria

Private Bag X04



South Africa


Tel: +27 (0)12 529 8402




The deadline for applications is  30 April 2021.


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