This is done through support to individuals and groups (established and emerging researchers) within public and private institutions to carry out multidisciplinary research for health that address the country’s health priorities.
A major outcome is to build a critical mass of health researchers by attracting, training and retaining young career scientists, who are competent in the generation and use of research knowledge, following well-established career pathways within a multidisciplinary environment CNHR has recently awarded six (6) three-year grants to senior Kenyan researchers under the Research Leadership Grants (RLG) scheme to undertake research and training aimed at strengthening the Health Research Capacity at individual and institutional levels.
Applications are invited for postgraduate Research Training Fellowships (PhD and Postdoctoral) from young Kenyan scientists who wish to pursue careers in research for health.
The young researchers will be based at different institutions in Kenya and be mentored by a multidisciplinary team of Senior Research Leaders who are experts in their field.
These fellowships are expected to run and cover stipend and tuition fee.
The successful candidates will be selected through a competitive process that will include interview, and should be ready to begin their training in September or soon there-after.
Since the training is part of the CNHR-supported capacity strengthening in research for health, successful applicants will be required to take up research career positions on being awarded the training grants, through a career pathway development programme to be agreed upon between CNHR and the respective research leaders supported under the RLG scheme.
As part of their preparation for postgraduate training, s uccessful RTF applicants will also be required to undertake a 6-week residential short course covering several modules relevant to research, before embarking on their respective research training programmes