2013-2014 CARTA Call for PhD Fellowships in Africa

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The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is offering 25 PhD fellowships for 2013/2014 academic year. Applicants must be in teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions. The fellowship is tenable at one of the participating African universities for a maximum of four years. The fellowship will cover tuition fees and medical insurance. To apply for the fellowship, interested candidates should submit their application to the local CARTA committee in their institution by April 15, 2013.. The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and selected 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. During the 2013/2014 academic year, the CARTA program is planning to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships. The Fellowship, which is tenable at one of the participating African universities, 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. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years. Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only. Partner institutions have committed to continue paying Fellows’ salaries (or equivalent) and to modify workloads for the fellows to enable them to fully participate in CARTA organized activities pertaining to their PhD programme and also to concentrate on their PhD studies. Fellows are encouraged to seek supplemental funding to cover additional costs of their doctoral program.. This fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health or to sexuality studies.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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 at their 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 (JAS), 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.
Benefits of the scholarship: Fellowships cover tuition fees, medical insurance, and other university fees in special circumstances only.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years.
Number of scholarships: During the 2013/2014 academic year, the CARTA program is planning to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships.

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