The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) PhD Fellowships 2013

Deadline- April 15, 2013

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) offers funding for PhD research fellowships in the fields of public and population health or to sexuality studies.

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.

CARTA aims to achieve reforms in higher education by-

  • Assisting universities to develop enriching and vibrant academic and research environments
  • Supporting promising African scholars who teach at affiliated universities to obtain high-quality doctoral training in public and population health-related fields.

Eligibility

  • 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

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