African Students Scholarship - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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The Fred Hollows Foundation has started an exciting new endeavour to sponsor a PhD Scholarship for the Prevention of Blindness at the International Centre for Eye Health, within the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This scholarship aims to provide training and aid in building of skills for future leaders in the field of prevention of blindness.

Nationals of low and middle income countries are eligible for the scholarship, and the fieldwork should be conducted in that setting.

The Scholarship will include tuition fees plus stipend.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for this scholarship must:

  • Hold a 1st or 2.1 university degree (or equivalent)
  • Hold a Masters degree in Community Eye Health, Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Economics or a relevant field (or equivalent)
  • Be a national of a low or middle income country
  • Have experience in designing and conducting research in health in a low-income country
  • Have experience in writing up study results and findings in reports, guidelines, standard operating procedures or papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Have experience in managing and analysing data using packages including Epi Info, Excel and common statistical programmes.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Be committed to long term capacity building in research in their own country

    Applications should be submitted to the Registry at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:

    Any general enquiries regarding the application process should be addressed to Helen White (helen.white [at] For queries relating to the project itself please contact Hannah Kuper (hannah.kuper [at]

    For more information, contacts and application materials, see: African Students Scholarship - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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