The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health announces a call for full-time Master and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the field of Implementation Science. The award for the programmes is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programmes should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields.
Training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in 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 low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers and practitoners in low and middle-income countries. Further information on implementation research is available from: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en
The scheme will provide full scholarships for nine Masters and two PhD Fellows in the 2016 academic year and covers the following:
Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.
The application process is two-fold.
Apply for the desired level of study by completing a Wits postgraduate application form online. Applicants should note to apply for accommodation also.
Application deadlines are:
15 August 2015 for the MSc Programme and
31 August 2015 for the PhD Programme
For more information on applications, please contact:
The application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include the following documents:
Application deadline for TDR scholarship: 15 September 2015
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