The Ithemba Foundation


Research and bursaries

Ithemba Foundation provides funding for those wishing to increase the existing research and knowledge related to depression.

In order to apply, you must be a registered student at a research institution or university. You are also required to include your CV, as well as an overview of your research proposal, including your problem statement, methodology, research questions, budget, references and timeline. An ethical clearance is also required.

To apply for a bursary for depression-related research, please download our Bursary Proposal Guidelines. Your application document (excluding your CV) may not exceed 2 000 words. For any queries, please contact us at

Ithemba has supported the following studies since 2013.


ITHEMBA FOUNDATION - NPC 2012/171250/08 - PBO 930/048/019