African Students PhD Fellowships

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African Students PhD Fellowships; PhD scholarship to African residents. Scholarships for postgraduate study to students and academics from African countries. Africa-related grants and scholarships.
PhD Fellowships for African Students: A new PhD fellowship programme is being launched by the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) which builds on a previous PhD programme supported by the Gates Malaria Partnership.

Approximately 20, four-year fellowships will be offered which will cover;

  • A personal stipend for the duration of the award.
  • Costs of spending up to 12 months with a European partner institution.
  • Up to £50,000 to cover the costs of research undertaken as the basis of the PhD thesis.

    The latter must relate to some aspect of the treatment or prevention of malaria and be conducted in a large part in a malaria endemic country in Africa.

    Candidates will be expected to register for their degree with one of the five African universities in the partnership.

    Applications from outside the countries of the African partner universities will be considered but the candidate will be required to register with one of these universities.

    Strong supervisory support will be provided by one of the northern partners and the fellowships will cover the costs of up to one year of residence at one of the northern partner institutions, if this is necessary for project development, analysis or writing up.

    African Students PhD Fellowships - Eligibility Criteria

  • Normally resident in a malaria endemic country of Africa. African scientists currently undertaking further education outside Africa are eligible to apply.
  • African nationality.
  • A first or upper second class first degree in a subject relevant to research on malaria.
  • A commitment to research demonstrated by previous work experience.

    Application deadline: 12 December.

    For further details and fellowship application procedure, see: African Students PhD Fellowships.
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