Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science at University of the Witwatersrand’s WHO/TDR 2022 – Fully Funded

Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science at University of the Witwatersrand’s WHO/TDR 2022 – Fully Funded

Application Deadline: July 31st 2021

The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health invites suitably qualified candidates to
apply for a full-time funded Master Degree Programme in the field of Implementation Science. The
scholarship is provided by TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research
and Training in Tropical Diseases – hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science at University of the Witwatersrand’s WHO/TDR 2022 - Fully Funded

The goal of the scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity in implementation research and boost
the number of researchers in low- and middle-income countries. The focus is on implementation
research on infectious diseases of poverty, including the neglected tropical diseases, malaria,
tuberculosis, HIV/TB co-infection and COVID-19. The training isfocused on courses relevant to a career
in implementation science. Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification
of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and
middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the
most.

Postgraduate Training Scholarships in Implementation Science at University of the Witwatersrand’s WHO/TDR 2022 – Fully Funded

DEGREE PROGRAMME ON OFFER
• MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time).

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants should:
• Be resident in and a national of a low- or middle-income country1 in the WHO African Region
• Be under the age of 35.
• Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty
– Be proficient in English.
• Meet the Programme’s requirements.

SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE
The scheme will provide full scholarships for Masters in the 2022 academic year and covers the
following:
• Return economy airfare between the candidate’s home country and Johannesburg, South Africa
• Tuition fees
• Basic medical and accident insurance
• Monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation
• Support for research project expenses

HOW TO APPLY
The application process is two-fold and each MUST be completed separately

  1. Application to the University of the Witwatersrand
    Apply by completing a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online at:
    http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/ Application fee is R200 for both
    international and local applications.
  2. The application deadline is 31 July 2021.
    Applicants should also note to:
    i) apply for accommodation at https://www.wits.ac.za/accommodation/applications/
    Accommodation application deadline is 30 October 2021.
    ii) Apply to the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) at:
    http://www.saqa.org.za/index.php if with foreign certificates, to have certificates
    evaluated. The SAQA certificate or evidence of application MUST be uploaded as part of
    the required application documents.

For More Information:

CLICK HERE TO—->>>Visit the Official Webpage of the WHO/TDR 2021 Postgraduate Training Scholarships

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