2015-2016 APCDR Studentship/ Fellowship Scholarship for African Students

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The APCDR is offering a number of highly prestigious African scholarships to pursue postgraduate education or research fellowship in the field of chronic disease research in Africa and within African populations. These studentships and research fellowships will be undertaken at partnering institutions in Africa, the UK and the USA. Each PhD studentship  will cover a PhD maintenance stipend (which covers living expenses) and full university and college fees. Fellowship scheme will cover a full junior research postdoctoral fellowship stipend which is aligned to the host institution’s stipend scales and some research support costs for the twelve month Fellowship. The application deadline is 30th April 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentships and Fellowships are awarded in the field of chronic disease research in Africa and within African populations.
Course Level: Studentships and Fellowships are available for pursuing postgraduate education or for doing research at partnering institutions in Africa, the UK and the USA.
Scholarship Provider: The African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR)
Scholarship can be taken at:
Africa, the UK or the USA

Eligibility:
-Qualifications & experience: The competition is open to clinical and non-clinical scientists from Africa. The qualifications required of each applicant type are as follows: PhD Studentship candidates must have completed a Master’s or equivalent degree from a recognised institution in a related field of study and have demonstrated academic excellence. Fellowship candidates must have completed a doctorate at a recognised institution in a related field. Applications from scientists with more than three year’s post-doctoral experience will not be eligible. Periods of authorised absence, e.g. covering maternity or sickness, are not included for the purposes of calculating ‘post-doctoral experience’ but should be declared. The APCDR reserve the right to verify information provided if necessary
-English language competence: To benefit fully from the programme, awardees must have an excellent command of the English language. This means they must be able to communicate a research paper clearly and understandably in spoken and written English and must also be able to work comfortably in English with an Anglophone research team–and the team members with them.
-African candidate eligibility: To qualify as an African candidate, the applicant must be a citizen of a country located within the African Region as defined by the WHO.
-Support from an APCDR supervisor: All candidates must have the support of a supervisor who is a member of an APCDR institution and discussed the particulars of their proposed research project, before applying for the Studentship and Fellowship programme. Candidates must submit a letter of support and commitment from their proposed supervisor as part of their application.

Scholarship Open for International Students:
Citizens of an African country (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast , Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these studentships and research fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR) is offering a number of highly prestigious scholarships to support outstanding and highly motivated applicants from African countries to pursue post-graduate education or research fellowship in the field of chronic disease research in Africa and within African populations. Studentships and Fellowships are available to support completion of a three year PhD programme or a 12 month fellowship. The awards will fund a PhD maintenance stipend and full university and college fees or a full junior research post-doctoral fellowship stipend which is aligned to the host institution’s stipend scales. These Studentships and Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude and enthusiam for research. Applicants are expected to be a citizen of an African country.

Number of award(s): The African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR) is offering a number of studentships and research fellowships.

Duration of award(s): Studentships and Fellowships are available to support completion of a three year PhD programme or a 12 month fellowship.

What does it cover?
-PhD Studentship Scheme: Each award will cover a PhD maintenance stipend (which covers living expenses) and full university and college fees.
-Fellowship Scheme: Each award will cover a full junior research post-doctoral fellowship stipend which is aligned to the host institution’s stipend scales and some research support costs for the twelve month Fellowship.

Selection Criteria: These Studentships and Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude and enthusiam for research. Applicants are expected to be a citizen of an African country.

Notification: Interviews will be held in June 2015. The appointments will be made by the end of July 2015 and all successful candidates will be notified of the result.

How to Apply: Applications and references should be sent by email to studentship-applications-at-apcdr.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th April 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

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  1. I WILL LOVE TO STUDY ABROAD,BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF HEALTH ISSUES AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS AFFECTING MY PEOPLE TO STUDY. ACTUALLY,I WILL ADMONISH TO STUDY ANOTHER POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN ANY INSTITUTION

  2. THE PEOPLE OF CROSS RIVER STATE IN NIGERIA ARE VEHEMENTLY SUFFERING FROM DRUG CONSUMPTION AND MENTAL CASES,WHICH I CHOSE TO RESOLVED THE SOCIAL PROBLEM.WE ARE AWARE THAT THE LIFESTYLE OF A PERSON CAN POSSIBLY DETERMINE THE LIFESPAN OF THAT PERSON.DRUGS CONSUMPTION HAS BEEN A SOCIAL NUISANCE TO THE WHOLE STATE COURTESY OF THE WEATHER CONDITION. A LOT OF YOUTH AND EVEN ADULTS ARE FOUND OF DRINKING ALCOHOL,SMOKING CIGARETTE AND OTHER HARD DRUGS THAT DESTROY THE CILIA CELLS OF THE BODY. NEVERTHELESS,I WANT TO STUDY ABROAD TO GET INSTRUMENTS THAT CAN SHOW THEM THE BAD EFFECT OF DRUGS TAKING.TENTATIVELY,DRUGS HAS LEAD A LOT OF YOUTH AND ADULTS TO DEVELOP MENTAL PROBLEM WHICH SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE VICTIMS.SO AM OF THE OPINION THAT HEALTH IS WEALTH PHILOSOPHICALLY,I NEED TO REFRAME THE YOUTH MIND BY HAVING THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF DRUG BEHAVIOR.

  3. TO STUDY MORE ON HEALTH ISSUES AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS AFFECTING OUR SOCIAL GROUP.I STILL STAND TO STUDY MORE ON HOW TO REDUCE THE RATE OF DRUG CONSUMPTION AND MENTAL CASES IN MY CROSS RIVER STATE,NIGERIA. WE ARE FACING HEALTH PROBLEMS EVERY DAY, COURTESY OF HARD DRUGS TAKING AND OTHER SUBSTANCES. IT IS QUITE AGREED THAT, THE LIFESTYLE OF A PERSON CAN POSSIBLY DETERMINE THE LIFESPAN OF THAT PERSON.IN FACT,IF AM OPPORTUNE TO STUDY ABROAD I WOULD STAND TO FILL THE INFORMATION GAP.THE YOUTH AND MOST ADULTS ARE BENT IN TAKING NARCOTICS AND OTHER PSYCHO-ACTIVE STIMULANT DRUGS,WHICH LEAD THEM TO DEVELOPED PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEM.PHILOSOPHICALLY,WE KNOW THAT HEALTH IS WEALTH,SO LET US STAND TO PREVENT,CONTROL AND TO GET THE AWARENESS.

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