Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PhD fellowships notice

2009 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Call

The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are pleased to announce the second Call of the ADDRF awards. The fellowship program awards dissertation fellowships to African doctoral students enrolled in sub-Saharan Africa universities who are conducting health-systems or sexuality related research.

By providing financial and research support, the program aims at encouraging doctoral students to pursue their training in the region, and thus contribute to the quality of university education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Specifically, this project aims to:

Shorten the amount of time it takes to complete doctoral studies
Strengthen the quality of these dissertations and the candidates
Retain a new generation of highly skilled and locally trained African scholars in research, policy and academic positions within the region

The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral thesis at an African university. The fellowships target individuals whose research show great promise of making substantive contribution to strengthening health systems or show great promise of enhancing the understanding of governance, equity, health or population-related issues in Africa. The program primarily supports doctoral research (including data collection). Coursework is not considered for support.

2009 Call for Applications
This year, the program is offering 15 fellowships to doctoral students in sub-Saharan African Universities. Students from Francophone countries can now download both the 2009 Call and application form in French and may submit their applications in French as well.

The Call and application forms are available below. The deadline for submission of applications is the 30th of April.

The English and French versions of both the Call and application form are attached.

Potential applicants are welcome to send queries and applications to the following email address: addrf@aphrc.org

We appreciate your assistance in distributing the attached call for fellowship applications to your colleagues and networks.



ADDRF Manager

Sven Ouzman

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
University of Pretoria, Tshwane, 0002, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2497 Fax: +27 (0)086 546 2489. E-mail: sven.ouzman@up.ac.za


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