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University of Cape Town, South Africa Scholarship

CIDER Postdoctoral Fellowship for Low- or Middle-Income Countries at University of Cape Town, 2018

The Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) at the University of Cape Town School of Public Health, in partnership with the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) is offering Postdoctoral Research Fellowship HIV-exposed uninfected child health outcomes.

The purpose of the award is to support a postdoctoral fellow who will be required to join CIDER. Together with the CIPHER HEU Child Project Team led by Dr. Mary-Ann Davies, with support from CIDER data managers and statisticians, the post-doctoral fellow will undertake research including a systematic review of HEU child outcomes.



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The overarching aims of IeDEA-SA are to conduct clinical, epidemiological and health services research in order to provide answers to the questions that clinicians, programs and ministries of health consider fundamental to HIV care and treatment strategies in Southern Africa; to inform HIV/AIDS, TB, cancer and mental health service delivery in the region, to increase the capacity for delivering antiretroviral therapy (ART), and, ultimately, to improve the prognosis of people living with HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: June 22, 2018
  • Course Level: award is available to pursue postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in HIV-exposed uninfected child health outcomes.
  • Scholarship Award: The postdoctoral scholarship is valued at R470, 000 per annum. The tenure of the award is 15 months (total value of the award for the period is R587, 500). A modest travel allowance for the period spent in Boston, US and Gaborone, Botswana will additionally be provided.
  • Nationality: award is available for resident of a low- or middle-income country.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not known
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: award is available for resident of a low- or middle-income country: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde* (Capo Verde), Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • A PhD obtained no more than 5 years ago in Epidemiology/Statistics/Public Health or cognate discipline from a recognised institution.
  • Proven analytic skills and experience analyzing and writing up results for peer-reviewed publication in the field of HIV including PMTCT, ideally with a paediatric focus.
  • Experience in collaborating with different research teams is an advantage.
  • Resident of a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a demonstrated commitment to working in a LMIC after the fellowship period.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Application Process: Applicants are required to submit:

  • An application form and letter of motivation;
  • A CV including details of any conference presentations and/or publications;
  • Academic transcripts, and
  • The names and contact details of 2 academic referees who have taught/supervised the applicant.

Application Form

Scholarship Link