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CARTA PhD Fellowships in Africa

The applications for the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa Fellowship (CARTA Fellowship) is currently accepted. Fellows should be research or teaching staff in one of participating African institutions. He or she is expected to do PhD research on the that connected to public and population health or to sexuality studies. This fellowship award covers all of the relevant expenses. The application deadline is 1 September 2015.

Fellowship Description
The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research. The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. All disciplines are eligible, however the research should be purposed to contribute to public and population health issues.

Award Value
Up to 25 awards are now available, each of those cover the cost of fellows’ participation in the advanced seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities. Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only.

Level and Area of Studies
All disciplines are eligible, however the research should be purposed to contribute to public and population health issues.

Place of Study
At one of the participating African universities in Africa.

Eligibility and Criteria
All applicants must meet all of the requirements as follow:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Prior admission into a PhD program is not required for application but awards are contingent on such admission being obtained at one of the participating African universities.
  • Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity attheir institutions.
  • Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health or to sexuality studies.
  • Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a PhD or are in the very early stages (first year) of the PhD program.
  • Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), and to engage in inter-seminar activities designed to keep fellows actively engaged and in continual communication with peers and mentors.
  • Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years.

Applicants’ Nationality
African citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
The application should be made online. Please see the detail guide of application procedure at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
1 September 2015.

Website and Application Link

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