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WHO-TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research 2019/2020 for African Students


The University of Zambia, School of Public Health, invites interested candidates to apply for a TDR Postgraduate Scholarship which will be offered for the academic year commencing September 2019 for the following two-year full-time postgraduate programmes

Application Deadline: 30th April 2019 17.00 CAT

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (University): University of Zambia, School of Public Health

Fields of Study:

  1. Master of Science, Epidemiology
  2. Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Education
  3. Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management

About the Award:  The scholarship is supported by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, and WHO.

The vision of TDR is that the health and wellbeing of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty is improved through research and innovation.

The scholarship recipients will conduct their thesis projects on Implementation Research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis, in their home countries.

Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students. Implementation Research focuses on the systematic approach to understanding and addressing barriers to effective and quality implementation of health interventions, strategies and policies.

Further information on implementation research is available from: http://adphealth.org/irtoolkit/

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Be residents in and nationals of low- and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) in the WHO African Region.
  • Be 35 years old or younger.
  • Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from any recognised university.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable) before commencement of programme.

*Please note that women and candidates from non-English speaking countries in Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: This TDR Postgraduate Scholarship covers:

  • Return economy airfare 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
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation equivalent to local living cost
  • English course for non-English speaking candidates.

Duration of Programme:  2 years

How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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