WHO TDR International Post Graduate Training Scheme in Public Health 1448 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded

Frequency

Annual

Description

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is inviting scientists in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) who wish to pursue Masters degrees in public health commencing AY 2018 or AY 2019 to apply for scholarships under the TDR International Post Graduate Training Scheme at participating universities. This support scheme aims to train more scientists from LMICs in the field of implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty; support the development of implementation research as a field of study; increase the capacity of LMIC universities to provide this curriculum; and expand the reach of this type of education and training.

Seven scholarships are on offer for the MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time) programme commencing AY 2019 at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health. Two scholarships are also on offer for studies at the University of Zambia commencing September 2018 in Master of Science, Epidemiology and Master of Public Health.

TDR, which is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO), annually provides scholarships for studies in the following 7 universities offering Public Health PhD and Masters degrees focused on implementation research in malaria, TB and neglected tropical diseases, to improve health in the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East:

  • James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh
  • Universidad de Antioquia, National School of Public Health, Colombia
  • University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Ghana
  • Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, Lebanon
  • University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health, South Africa
  • University of Zambia, Department of Public Health, Zambia

Benefits

The TDR Postgraduate Training Programme scholarship at University of Witwatersrand provides for:

  • Return economy air fare
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic medical and accident insurance
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation and
  • Support for the research project expenses.

This TDR scholarship at University of Zambia provides for:

  • One round return air fare between home country of the candidate and Zambia
  • Basic Medical and accident insurance
  • Support for research project thesis/dissertation expenses and supervision, including travel and sustenance during data collection and a
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost.

Eligibility

Candidates must apply to the institutions in their respective regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America or Middle East).

Those applying for scholarships for the MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science at the University of the Witwatersrand must be nationals of and resident in, low and middle-income countries in the WHO African Region. They should generally be below 35 years old, Applicants must have a 4-year honours degree, an MBBCh or other health related degree. They could be from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including medical, microbiology, dentistry, statistics, veterinary science and demography. Relevant work experience will be an advantage. They have to be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty. They need to be proficient in English and women are especially encouraged to apply for the scholarships.

Those applying for scholarships at the University of Zambia must be 35 years old or younger, who are citizens of and resident in, low- and middle-income countries in the WHO African Region. They should possess at the minimum, a Bachelors degree with a credit or above in a relevant field from any recognised university. They have to be proficient in English and be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty. Those who are working must provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave before commencement of programme.

Application

Applications are to be done online at the relevant university websites, by 29 June 2018 for the University of Zambia, and by 31 July 2018 for the University of Witwatersrand.

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