King’s College London invites applications for the NIHR Global Health Palliative Care (GHAP) African PhD Training Fellowship for the 2023/24 academic session.
This is a three-year National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Fellowship for an African candidate currently resident in Africa. It will enable a talented clinical or non-clinical African individual to complete substantial research project related to palliative care and rehabilitation. This is part of the ongoing GHAP-expanding access project in Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe funded by NIHR.
The project has three workstreams:
- Workstream 1: In Uganda it aims to integrate a child-and family-centred outcome measure into children’s palliative care at three Ugandan demonstration sites. This includes developing data usage plans for quality improvement, and to deliver a manual for regional adoption.
- Workstream 2: In Zimbabwe the project aims to develop a model of integrated cancer palliative care in Zimbabwe that is appropriate and acceptable. It will also determine the feasibility of an RCT evaluation design.
- Workstream 3: In South Africa it will develop and assess the acceptability and feasibility of implementing a symptom self-management intervention. This will be for people living with chronic organ failure. It is with a focus on the high prevalence symptoms of pain, breathlessness, and fatigue. It has recruited a local PhD student in each of these three countries.
Worth of Award
The fellowship provides a stipend (£16,125 – £16,711 per year) and covers the full international PhD fees at King’s College London.
- post-holder will be registered at King’s College London and work closely with PhD students within the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation. Other GHAP PhD students will be registered with the University of Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe, Makerere University in Uganda and University of Cape Town in South Africa.
- PhD study will be carried out in an African country where the successful applicant resides. The student will also be expected to spend some time at the Cicely Saunders Institute.
- program seeks innovative, well-organized, dynamic and promising African citizens. Citizens currently living in Africa who are motivated to further develop their career. Citizens who also seek to benefit patient care through research into palliative and end-of-life care.
How to Apply
- Interested candidates should write 500 words on a research interest/outline plan in line with any of the three workstreams. They should also write 500 words on the potential impact of their PhD and their career pathway.
- Candidates should complete the online admissions application and attach their CV and reference letters from two referees. (one should be an academic referee and one an employer).
Deadline: February 20, 2023 is the deadline for applications for the NIHR Global Health Palliative Care training.