Call for Applications
Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by a substantial burden of disease, with premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and unintentional injuries being on the rise. There is thus a substantial need to develop and implement evidence-based interventions to prevent and treat NCDs and unintentional injuries in Africa, as well as to address their root causes. CEBHA+, a research network with partners in many African countries, including South Africa, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia has emerged from this need. The Network aims to build long-term capacity and infrastructure for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan Africa, by focusing on both prevention of disease and delivery of care for NCDs.
- South African Medical Research Council (students may be registered at any university in sub-Saharan Africa)
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Malawi
- Conduct policy relevant NCDs-related research within the low and middle income country (LMIC) public health context
- Submit at least 2 manuscripts emerging from the doctoral research to peer-reviewed journals
- Complete his or her doctoral studies within 3 years after first registration (by the end of 2021)
- Repay the scholarship amount given if the candidate fails to complete his or her studies within the expected period.
Details of the scholarship:
The total scholarship is valued at € 24,000 and will be paid out over 3 years. The scholarship will be administered through the successful candidate’s university; and it will cover tuition fees and research costs, and contribute towards living expenses. Payment of the scholarship will be as per the university policy; and continued payment of the scholarship will depend upon the candidate’s satisfactory progress against agreed goals. The successful candidate will be mentored by experienced researchers within the CEBHA+ Network.
|South African Medical |
|Stellenbosch University |
|University of Malawi|
|Citizenship||Not a criteria||Not a criteria||Malawian citizen|
|Qualifications||Master's degree||Master's degree in Public Health or Epidemiology|
|PhD registration at University||Students already registered or accepted and intend to register at any university in sub-Saharan Africa||Students already registered or accepted and intend to register at these institutions|
|Research background||Public health, global health, clinical epidemiology, or nutrition or related field||Public health and epidemiology|
|Research interest||NCDs-related research and evidence synthesis methods||Evidence-based health care, epidemiology, public health|
|PhD proposal topic||Policy relevant NCDs-related research within the LMIC public health context||Policy relevant NCDs-related research within the LMIC public health context or evidence-based health care|
|Employment||Not more than 20hrs/week|
|Contact person||Bey-Marrie Schmidt||Traci Naidoo||Suzgika Lakudzala|
|Email address of contact email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com|
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria should please submit the following documents by 26 November 2018.
- Completed application form
- Copy of Passport/ID
- Full CV
- Motivational letter outlining relevant research experience
- Proof of registration from doctoral candidate’s university (if applicable)
- Summary of intended doctoral research