Friday, April 24, 2009

Call for Applications: IDRC and APHRC: 2009 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship


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.

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2009

The 2009 ADDRF seeks to facilitate more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research, strengthen their research skills, and provide the fellows an opportunity for timely completion of their doctoral training.

The ADDRF will award about 15 fellowships in 2009. These fellowships will be awarded to doctoral students who are within two years of completing their thesis at an African university. Dissertation topics showing great promise of making significant contributions to efforts to strengthen health systems (governance, equity, health or population related issues) in the region will be given priority.


Applicants must:

* Be citizens or permanent residents of a sub-Saharan African country,
* Be undertaking doctoral training at a recognized African university,
* Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements,
* Provide a detailed time-frame for completing their dissertation which should be endorsed by the head of department and the chair of the dissertation committee,
* Have a research topic that has been approved by their doctoral dissertation committee, as well as the official body overseeing ethical review of the research protocol, and
* Be able to complete their dissertation within 24 months of the start of the fellowship.

Read more about the fellowship.


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