This Wellcome Trust funded Programme is focusing on funding up to 5 PhD Fellowships per year, for 5 years and runs from 2022 to 2027 and will fund 25 Fellowships in total. It is open to early career healthcare professionals that have a focus on improving health and wellbeing in Africa. Applications from nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) are actively encouraged.
In addition, the Programme will provide 25 Fellowships for Africans based in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ethiopia, The Gambia, or Uganda and affiliated to the African Partner Institutions over the course of the Programme. Fellows will have the choice of registering for their PhD in their home country or at one of the UK partner institutions.
There are five cross-cutting themes :
- Infectious disease;
- Sexual and reproductive health;
- Maternal, child and adolescent health;
- Non-communicable diseases
- Mental health.
This Programme is a partnership between LSHTM and four other UK universities – Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), Kings College London (KCL), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and St George’s University of London (SGUL), as well as six African Partner Institutions – Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI, Zimbabwe), Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research (Zimbabwe), Medical Research Council Gambia (MRCG), Medical Research Council Uganda (MRCU), Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), Zambart (Zambia).
Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday the 31st January 2022