2013-2014 CARTA Call for PhD Fellowships in Africa
The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is offering 25 PhD fellowships for 2013/2014 academic year. Applicants must be in teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions. The fellowship is tenable at one of the participating African universities for a maximum of four years. The fellowship will cover tuition fees and medical insurance. To apply for the fellowship, interested candidates should submit their application to the local CARTA committee in their institution by April 15, 2013.
Study Subject(s): Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health or to sexuality studies.
Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
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 (JAS), 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 selected 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. During the 2013/2014 academic year, the CARTA program is planning to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships. The Fellowship, which is tenable at one of the participating African universities, 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. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years. Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only. Partner institutions have committed to continue paying Fellows’ salaries (or equivalent) and to modify workloads for the fellows to enable them to fully participate in CARTA organized activities pertaining to their PhD programme and also to concentrate on their PhD studies. Fellows are encouraged to seek supplemental funding to cover additional costs of their doctoral program.
Number of award(s): During the 2013/2014 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? Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only.
Selection Criteria: There will be a first selection based on the documents in the application to create a short list of applicants, who will be contacted for an interview. Selection will be made taking both the general qualifications of the candidate and the specific requirements of the project into account.
Notification: Final fellowship decision, which is independent of the university application, will be communicated by CARTA secretariat by September 30, 2013.
How to Apply: Application should be submitted to the local CARTA committee in applicant’s institution (also email a copy of all application materials to email@example.com), which will conduct the initial screening process and submit successful applications to the CARTA secretariat.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013.
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