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Parasitology Marketing and
Outreach support


PARSA members can apply to the PARSA Council for financial support towards a marketing or outreach event that specifically focuses on promoting the field of Parasitology among scholars, postgraduate students and or established researchers. Examples of the type of events are school visits, workshops and campus visits. This support offers PARSA members an opportunity to host events that will market and or build capacity in one or several parasitology fields.

Conditions of the award:

  1. An amount of R10 000 will be made available for a maximum of five applications received in the calendar year.

  2. Support will be limited to R2 000 per applicant. However, the committee will also consider requests for larger amounts if the application justifies the support.

  3. The applicant must be a PARSA member.

  4. The evaluation committee reserves the right not to award the funding if, in their opinion, the applications do not warrant it.

  5. PARSA must be acknowledged as a sponsor in reports and other related documents.

  6. Payment will only be made when all application documentation is received and approved by the evaluation committee.

  7. Applicants can submit applications throughout the year (no deadline dates will be imposed) but only five applications can be supported in one year. If all applications have been fulfilled for the year, the council may offer the option to hold the application until the following year.

  8. The recipients of these awards will be required to submit a written report (including four to five event-related photos) within two months after the event was held, which will be published in the next PARSA newsletter and shared on social media.

  9. Incomplete applications will not be considered (please complete the application form below).


Required documentation:

  1. Completed application form (see attachment)

  2. A short curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).

  3. Budget and details on other possible funding sources.



Applications should be addressed 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 decision of the council is final, and no correspondence concerning the decision will be entered into.


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