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Applications are invited from early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health for the RSTMH small grant. 

The grant will enable successful applicants to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within a larger project.

Grants are worth £5,000.

Priority will be given to applications that focus on the following thematic areas:

  • Neglected tropical diseases, with a particular focus on their overlap with non-communicable diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Malaria, with a particular focus on drug resistance
  • One Health and wider planetary health. The consideration of human health alongside animal health, and the environment, in the context of social, economic and political factors
  • Topical issues including, but not limited to, emerging diseases
  • Drug resistant infections

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Mwalimu Nyerere African Union scholarship scheme aims to support young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to pursue Masters and PhD programmes in reputable African universities .


 An applicant must:

  1. Be a Female Citizen of an African Union Member State
  2. Be under the age of thirty five (35) years for Masters Programmes; and under forty (40) years for PhD Programmes.
  3. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field, at the level of Upper Second Class Honours for a Masters’ Programme; and a holder of Masters’ Degree in the relevant field for a PhD Programme. The degree must be from a reputable University
  4. Have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any.
  5. Have proof of admission to undertake a full time Masters or PhD programme in a recognized university of an African Union Member State.
  6. Be willing to commit to work in an African Union Member State on completion of studies for at least three (3) years. 

The scholarship covers tuition fees and a monthly stipend of USD500.

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The Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for low and middle income countries is open an accepting applications from candidates who wish to pursue full time doctoral study at a UK university.

Applications are accepted under any of the following six themes:

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

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African Research Universities Alliance Call for applications: Post-doctoral fellowships on Mobility & sociality in Africa’s emerging urban The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) is seeking post-doctoral fellows to join a five year research programme entitled ‘Mobility and Sociality in Africa’s Emerging Urban.’

This initiative is a scholarly response to unprecedented levels of urbanisation and mobility driven by conflict, ambition, and respatialising economies. It is intended to develop African-based contributions to theories of human mobility and transforming modes of social engagement, authority, representation, and expression. This initiative brings together five African universities dedicated to cultivating a generation of African scholars dedicated to reshaping global social theory and scholarly conversations on mobility, cities, and social change. It promises to open novel scholarly frontiers and enhance pedagogy and partnerships in ways that positively transform the continent’s universities.

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is currently accepting applications from citizens of Commonwealth countries for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships program. 

Applicants should be holders of at least a Bachelors degree of at least second upper class.

Scholarships are tenable in (click on links each link for specific information)

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