The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) seeks to facilitate more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research, strengthen their research skills, and provide the fellows an opportunity for timely completion of their doctoral training.
The fellowship targets doctoral students with strong commitment to a career in training and/or research.
This first call focuses on students whose theses address issues relating to heath systems strengthening in Africa.
The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) will award a maximum of 16 fellowships in the first year.
These fellowships will be awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral thesis at an African university.
Dissertation topics addressing health systems-related issues or sexuality from any disciplinary perspective are eligible for consideration.
Eligible fields of study The dissertation research may address any of the following issues: Health Sector Analysis; Health Management and Organization; Disease Burden; Health Care Financing (including health insurance); Quality of Care; Human Resources for Health; Program Evaluation; Health Equity; Costing and Cost-effectiveness; Policy Process (e.g., Decentralization); Community Participation; Research to Practice; Accessibility; Information, Education and Communication; Pharmaceutical Policy; Economic Policy and Health; Health Information Systems; etc. The fellowship for sexuality dissertation research may focus on any of the following issues; sexual orientation, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, identity, sexual health and practices, the erotic, etc.
Each individual award will be approximately $15,000. Specific items may include field research, a monthly stipend for up to 12 months, and other research materials (e.g., laptop computer, specialized software or books, etc).
Applicants may also include the cost of one local or regional conference where the results of the dissertation may be disseminated. Successful candidates will attend two one-week training workshops.
Deadline: March 29
Applications should be sent to:
The ADDRF Manager,
African Population & Health Research Center,
P.O Box 10787-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya;