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2017 CARTA PhD Fellowships For African Researchers

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners which is offering collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health.

Value of fellowship includes 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. Fellows are encouraged to seek supplemental funding to cover additional costs of their doctoral program.

Eligible Countries: All African countries

Eligible Fields of Study: Public and Population health related fields such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years.
  • be African citizens
  • have a Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.

How To Apply: 

  1. Contact the CARTA focal person) at your institution to discuss your interest and obtain application materials. Application forms may also be downloaded from the CARTA website (www.cartafrica.org)
  2. Submit your application to the local CARTA committee in your institution (also email a copy of all application materials to ([email protected] ), which will conduct the initial screening process and submit successful applications to the CARTA secretariat. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st May, 2017

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