WHO-TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research 2023/2025 for Developing Countries

The School of Public Health, University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, is pleased to announce a new extension to the Call for Applications for the award of TDR Postgraduate Training Scholarships for a twoyear Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate programme, with specialization in implementation science, for the academic session 2023–2025, beginning in August 2023

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Application Deadline: 29th May 2023 17.00 CAT

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (University): University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia

Fields of Study: Scholarships will be offered for academic session 2023–2025, for a two-year MPH programme (Maestría en Epidemiología) with specialization in implementation science. This will be a full-time programme to
promote problem-based experiential learning. Ideally, scholarship recipients will be offered on-campus teaching, with the thesis project on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis, undertaken in their home countries. However, if there will be any public health -related restrictions, the course will be delivered through an online platform. The Master’s Program will be taught in Spanish. Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students. Successful applicants will be required to register on the TDR Global platform which is designed to provide networking opportunities for all TDR alumni and stakeholders.

About the Award: The School of Public Health, University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, is pleased to announce a new extension to the Call for Applications for the award of TDR Postgraduate Training Scholarships for a two year Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate programme, with specialization in implementation
science, for the academic session 2023–2025, beginning in August 2023.
This full scholarship is supported by TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for
Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Only candidates and residents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of the World Health Organization Region of the Americas are eligible to apply.
The training will focus specifically on subjects and courses relevant to implementation science. Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in LMICs, where many health interventions do not reach those who could benefit from them. The goal of this scholarship is to enhance graduate training capacity and augment the number and quality of researchers in LMICs. The TDR Postgraduate Training Scholarship has a focus on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. Further information is available at https://tdr.who.int/home/our-work/strengthening-research-capacity/implementation-research-trainingmaterials

Type: Masters

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Be residents in and nationals of low- and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) in the WHO African Region.
  • Be 35 years old or younger.
  • Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from any recognised university.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable) before commencement of programme.

*Please note that women and candidates from non-English speaking countries in Africa are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: This TDR Postgraduate Scholarship covers:

  • Return economy airfare between home country of the candidate and Zambia
  • Basic medical and accident insurance
  • Support for research project thesis/dissertation expenses and supervision, including travel and sustenance during data collection
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation equivalent to local living cost
  • English course for non-English speaking candidates.

Duration of Programme:  2 years

How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on
    the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying
  • GOODLUCK!

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