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THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Call for applications for Postgraduate Scholarships supported by TDR for Academic Year 2018/2019

Date of publication: 2nd May 2018

Deadline for application: 29th June 2018

Background

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 University of Zambia, School of Public Health, in collaboration with TDR invites interested candidates to apply for

Two (2) scholarships which will be offered for the academic year commencing September 2018 in the following two years full time postgraduate programmes:

1. Master of Science, Epidemiology

  1. Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Education

2. Master of Public Health, Health Policy and Management

The scholarship recipients will conduct their thesis projects on Implementation Research on infectious diseases of poverty, for example neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis, in their home countries. Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students.

The WHO list of NTDs is available from:

http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/

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: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants should:

· Be resident in and national of low- and middle-income countries 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.

· Minimum of bachelor’s degree with a credit or above in a relevant field from any recognised university

· Proficiency in English

· If working, must provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave before commencement of programme

Please see this link for WHO African Region countries: http://www.afro.who.int/countries

Please see this link for World Bank list of low- and middle-income countries: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

This TDR Postgraduate Training Programme scholarship covers:

  • 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
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost

About the TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme

The TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme has a focus on Implementation Research on infectious diseases of poverty, for example the neglected tropical diseases http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/ malaria and tuberculosis. The scheme provides training relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle–income countries. Further information on implementation research is available from: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/

METHOD OF APPLYING

Application forms can be obtained from the University of Zambia Website www.unza.zm at the following link: http://www.unza.zm/application-forms-postgraduate

Required documents are listed in the application form.

Completed and signed application forms, accompanied by a motivation letter in Word Format, should be submitted to the School of Public Health at this email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please put clearly in your email subject line ‘Application for TDR Scholarship’.

Application deadline: June 29th 2018 at 1700 CAT

For further information or clarification, please contact:

Mrs. Choolwe Nkwemu Jacobs, University of Zambia, School of Public Health

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tel no: +260-211 258422

 

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