Funded Postgraduate Diploma in Kenya - Scholarships in Kenya 

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Funded Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods; The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme an internationally renowned health research programme and Pwani University, one of the dynamic young universities in Kenya, are jointly offering opportunities for a fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods.

This unique Diploma provides an opportunity for recent graduates to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of research within an international research environment through attachment at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme and supervision and mentorship by researchers from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Pwani University.

Applications are invited from graduates of the subjects below who either completed their Bachelors degree within the last two years or will have completed their course December.

  • Biological Sciences (e.g. Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry),
  • Health Sciences (e.g. Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing),
  • Social Sciences, Anthropology or Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Geomatics or Geography

Applicants should have achieved at least a B+ or equivalent in their O-level exams and first class or upper second degree or equivalent in the undergraduate studies.

People already holding Masters degrees or currently undertaking Masters studies will not be considered.

All cost of training including tuition fees and research project costs will be met by KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme. In addition each student will receive a monthly stipend of KSh. 41, 909.

This Diploma is a unique learning program whose aim is to equip recent graduates with theoretical and practical knowledge of the philosophy and practice of research so as to enhance their transition to a research career or further postgraduate training.

The course covers all types of health research from basic biomedical research to social science and health system research and provides an opportunity for the students to develop a deep appreciation of the various elements of research through attachment in a highly active research environment.

The students are physically located at the KWTRP facilities in Kilifi and Nairobi but are registered with Pwani University, Kilifi.

The course consists of taught sessions, a research project and self-directed learning through participation in scientific meetings including seminars, and journal clubs.

Each student is allocated to a researcher for both mentorship and supervision selected on the basis of having submitted a plan for a structured training in a particular research area.

The three components run concurrently to enable the students complete the course within six months (January-June) and graduate within the same year (Normally between August - October depending in the University graduation schedule)

Assessment is through a written course and submission of a project report. Those who pass the assessment are issued with certificates during the Pwani University graduation ceremony.

Only online applications will be accepted.

For further information on course specification, recruitment, and applications contacts see the links below.

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