African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is calling applications for the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF) from doctoral students who are within two years of completing their thesis at an African university. The main purpose of the program is to support the training and retention of highly-skilled, locally-trained scholars in research and academic positions across the region.
Priority is given to the dissertation/research topics that show great promise of contributing significantly to efforts to strengthen health systems (governance, equity, health or population-related issues) in the region.
Eligibility Criteria –
The fellowship will primarily support research (including data collection and/or analysis). Funds will not be used to support coursework.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of a sub-Saharan African country undertaking doctoral training at a recognized African university.
Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements.
Applicants must provide a detailed time-frame for completing their dissertation which should be endorsed by the head of department or the chair of the dissertation committee.
Applicants must have a research topic that has been approved by their doctoral dissertation committee, as well as the official body overseeing ethical review of the research protocol, and be able to complete their dissertation within 24 months of the start of the fellowship.
Application materials are – completed application form, proof of citizenship or permanent residence in a sub-Saharan African country, two letters of reference, and evidence that the research protocol has undergone review and received approval from an approved ethical review board and the dissertation committee or is under review for the same.
For more information, please visit Research Fellowships Announcement page.