2015/2016 CARTA Phd Fellowship Scholarships For African International Students

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The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is offering 25 PhD fellowships for 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years. The fellowship will cover tuition fees and medical insurance. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015.

Study Subject (s): Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health or to sexuality studies.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD research program.
Scholarship Provider: The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)
Scholarship can be taken at: One of the participating African universities in Africa.

Eligibility:
-A Masters degree in a relevant field.
-Prior admission into a PhD program is not required for application but awards are contingent on such admission being obtained at one of the participating African universities.
-Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.
-Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health or to -sexuality studies.
-Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a PhD or are in the very early stages (first year) of the PhD program.
-Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), and to engage in inter-seminar activities designed to keep fellows actively engaged and in continual communication with peers and mentors.
-Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants for this program must be in teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions.

Scholarship Description: The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research. The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. We welcome applications from disciplines, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues.

Number of award(s): During the 2015/2016 academic year, the CARTA program is planning to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships

Duration of award(s): The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years.

What does it cover? The Fellowship includes the cost of fellows’ participation in the advanced seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities. Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Final fellowship decision, which is independent of the university application, will be communicated by CARTA secretariat by December 1, 2015.

How to Apply:
-Contact the CARTA focal person) at your institution to discuss your interest and obtain application materials.
-Submit your application to the local CARTA committee in your institution (also email a copy of all application materials to carta-at-aphrc.org ), which will conduct the initial screening process and submit successful applications to the CARTA secretariat. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015.
-If successful at the university selection level, the CARTA secretariat will inform and contact you to proceed to the next level
-Successful applicants at the university selection level will be expected to:
-Complete an online-based pre-JAS, Part I tasks
-A competency course (October 1, 2015 – October 15, 2015)
-Send a full application to the CARTA secretariat.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

 

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