Call for Applications: CARTA PhD Fellowships in Africa, 2016-2017

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The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is offering 25 PhD fellowships for 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants for this program must be in teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions.

CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them with a vibrant intellectual environment, as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities.

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD research program.

Study Subject: Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health.

Scholarship Award: 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.

Scholarship can be taken at: One of the participating African universities in Africa.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:
-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 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. Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a programme.
-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 (
-Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), 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.

Nationality: Applicants for this program must be in teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: 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.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Supporting Material: Personal Details; Details of Proposed Doctoral Studies; Outline of Research Concept; Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae; Letter of reference (Referees should email the letter of reference directly to the focal person with a copy to carta-at-aphrc.org).

How to Apply: Contact the CARTA focal person) at their institution to discuss their interest and obtain application materials. Application forms may also be downloaded from the CARTA website (www.cartafrica.org) Applicants should submit their application to the local CARTA committee in their institution (also email a copy of all application materials to (carta-at-aphrc.org ), which will conduct the initial screening process and submit successful applications to the CARTA secretariat. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016. Submit the application to the local CARTA committee in their institution (also email a copy of all application materials to (carta-at-aphrc.org ), which will conduct the initial screening process and submit successful applications to the CARTA secretariat.

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Application Deadline: The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016.

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