The School of Public Health, University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, invites applications for the award of TDR Postgraduate Training Scholarships for a two-year Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate programme, with specialization in implementation science, for the academic session 2023–2025, beginning in February 2023.
The scholarship is supported by TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, which is co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, and WHO). The vision of TDR is that the health and well-being of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty is improved through research and training.
The scheme provides scholarships for full-time studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries. The scholarship recipients will conduct their thesis projects on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria and tuberculosis, in Ghana. Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students.
Worth of Award
What the TDR scholarship covers
- Economy airfare between the home country of the student and Colombia.
- Tuition and academic fees.
- Basic medical and accident insurance.
- Monthly stipend to cover food and accommodation for one person.
- Support for research project/thesis expenses, including travel during data collection in home country.
- be nationals of, and resident in, low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region.
- normally be under 35 years old at the time of application for the Master’s programme.
- submit a statement of purpose and letter of recommendation from their current or previous supervisor;
- be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty;and
- submit a No Objection Certificate from their department / employer and documented permission to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable), before commencement of programme.
- The Master’s Program will be taught in Spanish.
How to apply
- Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online.
- Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at the University of Ghana.
- For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:E-mail: Pre and Post Award Services @ [email protected] or Mrs Abena Engmann @ [email protected]
Deadline: Applications close on November 1, 2022