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African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) – Scholarships for Doctoral Study (Public Mental Health)

African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) Scholarships: The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health seeks to make available one fellowship to support doctoral study at the University of Cape Town (UCT), and another at Stellenbosch University (SU).

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When is the Application Deadline:

15th January 2022

Tell Me About African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) Scholarships:

 University of Cape Town

Through the ARISE programme, the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health seeks to make available one fellowship to support doctoral study at the University of Cape Town. The overall goal of ARISE is to strengthen and extend the postgraduate pipeline in African public mental health by building capacity for mental health research across the lifespan.

Purpose: The ARISE fellowship, funded by the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health, was established to provide support for one PhD student to join the Centre for Public Mental Health team in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. ARISE aims to a capacitate researchers with an emphasis on integrating mental health into existing services, and a focus on strengthening mental health services in community settings, including non-governmental organisation services.

We seek excellent applications from qualified South African candidates (or candidates with permanent resident status in South Africa) who are committed to developing public mental health on the African continent. Specifically, we invite applications from candidates who are committed to a research/academic career, interested in research methods and mental health policy, and who have a commitment to capacity building in the field of mental health.

Stellenbosch University

Through its ARISE programme, the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health seeks to make available one fellowship to support doctoral study at Stellenbosch University. The overall goal of ARISE is to strengthen and extend the postgraduate pipeline in African public mental health by building capacity for mental health research across the lifespan.

Purpose: The ARISE fellowship, funded by the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health, was established to provide support for one PhD student to join the Centre for Public Mental Health team in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. ARISE aims to a capacitate researchers with an emphasis on integrating mental health into existing services, with a focus on strengthening mental health services in community settings, including non-governmental organisation services. 

We seek excellent applications from qualified South African candidates (or candidates with permanent resident status in South Africa) who are committed to developing public mental health on the African continent. Specifically, we invite applications from candidates who are committed to a research/academic career, interested in research methods and mental health policy, and who have a commitment to capacity building in the field of mental health.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

PhD

Who can apply for African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) Scholarships?

University of Cape Town: The successful incumbent will be required to:

  • Register for full-time study at the Centre for Public Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town
  • Comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postgraduate sector
  • Enter into a bi-lateral Memorandum of Understanding with his/her supervisor
  • Support the development and implementation of a postgraduate diploma programme
  • Live in Cape Town for the duration of the fellowship.

Stellenbosch University: The successful incumbent will be required to:

  • Register for full-time study at the Centre for Public Mental Health in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University
  • Comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the postgraduate sector
  • Enter into a bi-lateral Memorandum of Understanding with his/her supervisor
  • Support the development and implementation of a postgraduate diploma programme
  • Live in Cape Town/Stellenbosch for the duration of the fellowship.

Successful candidates will not be permitted to be on salaried/full-time employment concurrently.

How are Applicants Selected?

Applicants require a prior master’s degree in a foundational discipline relevant to public mental health (e.g. psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work, occupational therapy). Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a collaborative fashion as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Which Countries are Eligible?

South Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

  • University of Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch University

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

1 each

What is the Benefit of African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) Scholarships?

The value of the Fellowship is R300 000 per year. This excludes research costs that will be covered by the programme. Although the tenure of the fellowships are for 4 years, satisfactory academic progress must be evident for continued registration.

How Long will the Program Last?

4 years

How to Apply for African mental health Researchers InSpired and Equipped (ARISE) Scholarships:

  • University of Cape Town

Interested applicants may contact Dr. Claire van der Westhuizen at [email protected] if they have any further questions or would like to discuss the suitability of their research proposals.

Click here to download the application form

Please send the completed application form and supporting documents in one pdf file to Ms Songelwa Mobo ([email protected]).

  • Stellenbosch University

Interested applicants may contact Professor Ashraf Kagee at [email protected] if they have any further questions or would like to discuss the suitability of their research proposals.

Click here to download the application form

Please send the completed application form and supporting documents in one pdf file to Ms Gaynohl Andrews ([email protected]).

Visit Award Webpage for DetailsUniversity of Cape Town (UCT)

Visit Award Webpage for DetailsStellenbosch University