Africa PhD Scholarship Program in Malaria Modelling 2023 at Next Einstein Forum

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Africa PhD Scholarship Program in Malaria Modelling 2023 at Next Einstein Forum. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline?

17th March 2023

Tell Me About Award:

MaModAfrica Consortium, will offer eight fully funded PhD positions in this prestigious new doctoral program. Most of the recruited students will be based in our three focus countries (Rwanda, Benin, and Mozambique) in partnership with universities and research institutions across Africa and globally. The program aims to train future African modelers, who will have an impact across academia, industry, education, and government. 

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This transdisciplinary program will focus on state-of-the-art modeling approaches driven by real-world questions in public health to reduce the burden of Malaria in Africa. It is built on the understanding that impactful approaches in Malaria modeling require technical expertise (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computation, and data science), the ability to formalize problems coming from experimental fields (e.g., parasitology, entomology, public health, and epidemiology) and communicate efficiently on the modeling process and the models with NMCPs. 

What about Eligible Field(s) of Study?

Candidates can choose from a list of proposed research topics, and MaModAfrica Consortium will assist in building a supervision team around these topics. Alternatively, candidates can suggest their own research topics, together with a proposed supervision team. Depending on the topic, candidates will enroll in appropriate graduate programs of our partner universities. Selected students start in October 2023. 



What Countries are Eligible?

African countries

Where will Award Take Place?

Rwanda, Benin, and/or Mozambique

Who is Eligible?

  • Master’s degree or equivalent (completed by Sept 2023) in relevant quantitative fields (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, bioinformatics, econometrics, infectious disease epidemiology)
  • Research potential evidenced by academic performance and involvement in relevant academic activities 
  • Being an African national; citizenship or permanent residence in focus country is a plus 
  • Language proficiency in the spoken language(s) of focus country/countries  
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Willingness and ability to travel (training courses, collaborations, conferences) 
  • Female applicants are highly encouraged 

How many Awards?


What is Value of Award?

  • Length of program: 3 years 
  • Fully funded (stipend, equipment, health insurance, relocation costs, conference attendance, direct cost to graduating institution such as tuition fees and registration fees) 
  • International supervision teams from well-known research institutions 
  • Research topics that push the boundaries of Malaria modeling  
  • Program start: October 2023 

How to Apply?

The application must be submitted via the Google online form provided on the website. You need to have a Gmail account to be able to submit your application.  

Before starting the application process, please make sure to prepare the following documents in pdf format:  

  • Up-to-date resume (two pages maximum, 10MB maximum size)  
  • Transcripts of academic records (Bachelor and Master’s level, all in one pdf, 10MB maximum size), 

and the following information:  

  • Name, affiliation, and email addresses of two persons who can provide a letter of support if asked by MaModAfrica 
  • Your motivation to pursue a Ph.D. in general? Here, you can also mention plans for your future career (1500 characters maximum) 
  • Topics choice (two topics max with ranking, and/or your own topic)  
  • Research directions you are most interested in and why? Justify why you are qualified to pursue research in this area. Here, you can also comment on your reason for choosing the research topic selected above (3500 characters maximum) 
  • Additional funding sources (if any)  

After submission, you can choose to receive a summary email of your application to your Gmail account. You will be able to edit your application until the deadline of the call. 

Contact for application details: [email protected]


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