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Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) PhD Scholarships for African Scholars 2021: Worth R540 000

HEARD PhD Scholarship Key details:
  • Host country: South Africa
  • Open to: Africans
  • Target: Graduates
  • Deadline: 15th April, 2021

The Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is calling for applications for its 2021 PhD Scholarship award for young African Scholars. The scholarship is aimed at producing expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or program implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities.

HEARD occupies an important interface between research, policy, and advocacy; working with research and advocacy groups to generate innovative ideas and also ensuring these ideas are turned into practical policies to overcome the enormous burden of disease in Africa. HEARD conducts research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic. The organization has an Africa-wide mandate with research applicable across the region that impacts on regional policies and programs.

HEARD PhD Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
  • Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • They must hold a Master’s Degree in a pertinent subject or a first or upper second class degree together with a track record of professional experience in a health or health-related field.
  • Have demonstrable research experience.
  • Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN).
  • Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least two years after graduation.
HEARD PhD Scholarship Benefits

The value of each scholarship is R540 000 and will be paid in equal tranches over three years and payments will be conditional on research progress. Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere

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HEARD PhD Scholarship Application Procedure

Interested candidates who wish to apply need to provide the following:

  • A letter of motivation and CV.
  • An eight to ten-page concept note on one of HEARD’s key thematic research areas: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender Equality and Health; Health Governance and Finance; and Health Systems Strengthening.
  • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. If qualifications were obtained from non-English speaking countries please ensure that an official English translation is included.
  • A certified copy of your ID/passport.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic. The second can be from an individual of professional standing.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted to Ms Cailin Hedderwick, PhD Program Manager via Hedderwick@ukzn.ac.za by April 15, 2021.

For more information visit the official website of HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021

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