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International PhD Positionsin Belgium: ITM-DGDC Framework Programme Call 2008

Individual PhD Positions– ITM-DGDC Framework Programme Call 2008:The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM)

Concept
Each year the ITM awards three PhD fellowships to graduates from the ITM
Master Courses who have shown outstanding scientific capacities. These
fellowships are part of the third ITM-DGDC Framework Agreement Programme
(2008-2013), which aims at capacity strengthening, knowledge management and
collaborative research and training in developing countries.

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This PhD fellowship scheme is based on individual merits, but candidates must be
linked to a scientific institute or university in their country. The latter should not
(yet) have a collaborative agreement with the ITM under the Framework
Programme 2008-2013, as PhD tracks are an integrated part of the institutional
development projects.

The doctoral research project will typically last four years. The bursaries are of
the ‘sandwich’ type; 40% to 70% of the doctoral research time is spent in the
home institute or country and the remainder at the ITM. For each candidate a
promoter will be appointed at the ITM, at the home institute and at the university
that will award the PhD.

Eligibility criteria
– Candidates should be an alumnus of one of the ITM Master programmes. Alumni
of the Interuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB) can apply on
condition that they finished their Master thesis at the ITM (15 ECTS credits).
Alumni of the European Master in International Health of the tropEd Network
(www.tropEd.org) can apply on condition that they earned at least 12 ECTS
credits at the ITM.
– Candidates should not be linked to a partner institute or university under the
third ITM-DGDC Framework Agreement (list in annex 1).
– The promoters at the ITM and the home institute must be identified and
committed.
– Candidates should be able to obtain the PhD degree before the age of 45.
– Candidates should be a citizen of a country eligible for DGDC-funded fellowships
(list in annex 2).
– Candidates must be committed to spend at least 80% of their time on the
doctoral research and training during the grant period.
– Candidates must submit a research proposal following the suitable gUidelines
and format (annex 3).

Grant
The grant includes a monthly living allowance for a period of maximum four
years, insurances, family allowance, compensation for travel expenses and a
bench fee to cover basic costs for training and research. The fellowship does not
imply an employment relationship between the ITM and the grantee.

Duration
The grant is allocated for a period of two years, with a renewal for another two
years after a positive progress evaluation by the ITM PhD committee.
Evaluation criteria
All eligible applications will be examined by the ITM PhD committee. The selection
will be based on:
– Scientific quality of the candidate
Study results and/or relevant research experience
Publications (quality and quantity)
Support letter of the ITM promoter and external references
– Scientific quality of the proposal
Quality and feasibility of the research plan
Relevance to health in developing countries
Coherence with ongoing research programmes at the home institute and the
ITM

Potential output
– Contribution to capacity strengthening of the home country and/or institute
Application procedure and timeline

List of countries eligible for DGDC-funded fellowships
List of countries
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
India
Indonesia
Philippines
Brazil
Colombia
Cuba
EI Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Nicaragua
Surinam
Burkina-Faso
Ethiopia
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Cameroon
Kenya
Madagascar
Zambia
Zimbabwe

+DGDC – Partner Countries
Algeria
Benin
Bolivia
Burundi
DR Congo
Ecuador
Mali
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Palestine areas
Peru
Rwanda
Senegal
Tanzania
Uganda
Vietnam
South Africa

– Applications have to be prepared in close collaboration with the promoters
according to the guidelines and research proposal format (annex 3)
– Deadline for submission: 30 November 2008
– Evaluation/ranking by the ITM PhD committee: 1 December-iS January 2009
– Decision by the Director’s Committee: January-February 2009
– Final notification: March 2009
– Start ofthe PhD scholarship: 1 December 2009 at the latest
Contact
Applications have to be sent to Ann Verlinden, ITM Research Coordinator
averlinden[at]itg.be; +32 (0)3 247 6686

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15 comments

  1. Khurshid Alam says:

    Hello,
    I am a Bangladeshi citizen, graduated in Agriculture, Masters in Horticulture and have been working at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute as Researcher. I have published 14 full papers in different journals. I have also second master degree from Australian university in environmental Science. The IELTS score is 7.0 and now wish to apply for Ph.D Scholarship to continue my study at my home country’s university (prefer ‘Sandwitch program’).
    Could you please let me know where and how should I apply for.

    Advance thanks for your kind cooperation.

  2. mahmoud says:

    Scholarship Request
    Dear sir/madam
    Hopefully you are fine.
    It is my first time to write to you. Let me first introduce myself: I am Mahmoud. A. M. Abdullah, assistant lecturer in Animal Production and Poultry Department, Faculty of agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt. In 2006, I have got the M.Sc. from Assiut University. And M.Sc. thesis is entitled «Canola meal versus undecorticated cottonseed cake and soybean meal as a protein supplement in growing lambs rations”. Nowadays, I am in Thessaloniki, Greece to collect some data for my PhD project.
    I am extremely interested in the PhD position in your project. And I can learn new techniques quickly. Recently, I attended a workshop of Principles of Molecular Biology. I have attached my CV, Documents in addition to the references.
    Thank you in advance and I’ll be happy if you accepted me as a Ph. D. Student.
    Waiting for Your kind reply
    yours
    Mahmoud A.M. Abdullah
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Tel: 0030 6998953201

  3. I am a Tanzanian. Holding MSc. In Tropical Animal Production from Sokoine University of Agriculture (2003), and BSc. Animal Science (1998) from the same university. Currently I am working with Sokoine University of Agriculture at Faculty of Science in Department of Biological Sciences as an Assistant Lecturer, teaching Biochemistry and Genetics.

    It is very unfortunately that I am not one of the ITM alumnae in my Master programme. But really I am interested to do PhD studies under International PhD Positionsin Belgium (ITM-DGDC Framework Programme). Will it be possible sa that I can sent my application.

    Regards,
    Charles…

  4. Jemal Kemal Nigo says:

    My name is Jemal Kemal Nigo. I have M.Sc degree in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Now I am a lecturer in Haramaya University. I want to pursue my PhD degree in Applied Mathematics with Musical Modeling or in any field related to Mathematics and Economics. So please, help me in getting fully funded PhD scholarship.

  5. Hailu Mamo says:

    I have DVM,MVPH and Diploma in pharmacy from Addis Ababa university and I am very interested in pursuing my PhD program related to drugs like pharmacology and experimental pharmaceutics,cancer,food security etc

  6. Elfadil Abass says:

    what about Sudan? is it not included in the International PhD Positionsin Belgium: ITM-DGDC Framework Programme Call 2008

  7. Dr. Tazin Afrose Shah says:

    Hi. I am working as Consultant – Internal Medicine at BIHS Hospital (Bangladesh Institute of Heath Sciences- a soon to be constructed teaching hospital under joint collaboration between Netherlands and Diabetic Association of Bangladesh) at Dhaka Bangladesh. I completed FCPS (Fellowship) in medicine in july 2006, and I am interested to obtain a scholarship position (preferably PhD) in a clinical subject related to medicine in a European country, or elsewhere. Can you let me know my chances? Thanks very much

  8. mahmood adel abu al haija says:

    hi, i have bachelors degree in nursing, i wnat to complete my study in oncology or critical cases ( heart ) field, i hope find a sholarship. thank u

  9. Hi OBI FRANCIS IROEGBU,
    Sorry to say .. but only these countries are available in the program.

    Bangladesh
    Cambodia
    China
    India
    Indonesia
    Philippines
    Brazil
    Colombia
    Cuba
    EI Salvador
    Guatemala
    Haiti
    Nicaragua
    Surinam
    Burkina-Faso
    Ethiopia
    Guinea
    Ivory Coast
    Cameroon
    Kenya
    Madagascar
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

    +DGDC – Partner Countries
    Algeria
    Benin
    Bolivia
    Burundi
    DR Congo
    Ecuador
    Mali
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Niger
    Palestine areas
    Peru
    Rwanda
    Senegal
    Tanzania
    Uganda
    Vietnam
    South Africa

  10. khadijeh beigom ghoreishi says:

    i want to continiue my studying in doctorate degree.i want to use scholarship if it can possible.tanx

  11. Mekdes says:

    Iam currently a university student in Ethiopia studying business educationin Marketing and sales management and I will graduate in 2009. I would like to continue my studies and obtain a masters in international business or any related field in your university. Thank you for all your cooperation
    Mekdes

  12. dear sir. iam arul. from india. at present iam at east africa-ethiopia. working as. assit professor -faculty of medicine dept of pharmacology-hawassa university. as iam having keen intrest to phd- will you please guide me. send me the informaton . can you abel to getstudent visa., thanks arul.

  13. suman pariyar says:

    Hi, I have finished my biotechnology and genetic engineering degree. my further study focus on MPH.

    I want to ask some questions:
    1.How can I get Scholarship?
    2.What documents will be needed for Scholarship?
    3.Can you help me for getting student VISA?
    Please, send me about your offers.

  14. please can nigerian post graduate students benefit from this african scholarship?nigeria was not included as benefiting country
    kindly respond to enable me apply
    regards
    obi francis iroegbu

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