There are 3 universities in Africa, 2 in Asia, and 1 each in Latin America and the Middle Eastern region. Each university serves students from their region.
- Increase the numbers of scientists in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) trained in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty
- Support the development of implementation research as a field of study
- Increase the capacity of universities in LMICs to provide this curriculum, manage training grant schemes and mentor students
- Expand the reach of this type of education and training in a systematic process
- MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)
- PhD in Implementation Science within the Interdiscipinary PhD Programme in Public and Population Health (36 months full-time). Applicants into this PhD programme are required to sit for and pass the five Implementation Science core courses.
- The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle income countries in the WHO African Region that are resident in the region. (http://data.worldbank.org/about/countryand-lending-groups#Sub_Saharan_Africa)
- Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the Master Programme and under 40 years for the PhD Programme.
- Meet the University requirements for the level of degree applied for.
SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE The scheme will provide full scholarships for nine Masters and two PhD Fellows in the 2017 academic year and covers the following:
- Return economy air fare
- Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance
- A monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
- An allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference text books and a laptop)
- Support for the Masters or PhD research project expenses and supervision
- Payment for an intensive English language course (where necessary) to improve the grantee’s academic performance Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.
HOW TO APPLY
- Application to the University of the Witwatersrand Apply for the desired level of study by completing a Wits postgraduate application form online at: http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/ Application fee is R200 for both international and local applications. Applicants should note to apply for accommodation also.
Application deadlines are: 31 July 2016 for the MSc Programme and 31 August 2016 for the PhD Programme For more information on applications, please go to: www.wits.ac.za/askwits for general application queries.
- Application for the TDR scholarshipThe application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include the following documents:
- A letter of motivation
- A certified copy of the bio-data page of the passport
- Evidence of application to study Implementation Science as the field of study in the MSc Epidemiology Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand or the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme of the School of Public Health commencing in the 2017 academic year
- A comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work experience
- Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to Mrs. Gloria Bowes (Gloria.Bowes@wits.ac.za).