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Fogarty PhD Fellowships at UCT in South Africa, 2019

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is happy to announce its Fogarty PhD fellowship opportunities in Basic and Clinical Science. This fellowship is available for Clinical as well as Non-Clinical researchers.

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program was been established at the
University of Cape Town in 2017 in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University in the US, and aims to develop the next generation of research leaders in the field of HIV-associated TB at UCT.

The Program is funded by a 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health. The Program will competitively award a limited number of post-graduate fellowships and run training courses.

It will strengthen UCT’s capacity to address knowledge gaps in this field and tackle new scientific questions as the epidemiology and treatment of HIV and TB evolve.

The five focus areas prioritized for training are: Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Advanced Epidemiology and Modelling; Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics; Immunopathogenesis; and HIVTB Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions.

What You Need To Know About This Fogarty PhD Fellowships

The Program is administered by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM).

LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY:

The Fellowships are available to study PhD programme at The University of Cape Town (UCT).

HOST NATIONALITY:

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ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

These fellowships are available for international students.. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP WORTH

The initial tenure of the award is one year. Renewal thereafter will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress.

Successful candidates will be required to comply with the approved policies, procedures and practices for funding for the postgraduate sector at the University of Cape Town.

The successful candidates will be expected to complete the PhD successfully, to participate in all required training requirements of our Fogarty Program in terms of human subjects protection and responsible conduct of research, and attend symposia and meetings of the Fogarty Program at UCT and present their ongoing research at these meetings.

The supervisor(s) must also agree to be listed as a mentor on Fogarty programme and fulfil programme requirements

Fogarty PhD Fellowships Eligibility:

Eligible Countries: These fellowships are available for international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

University of Cape Town is now advertising two Fogarty PhD fellowship opportunities:

  • One Basic Scientist PhD fellowship.

The applicant should:

  • Hold an appropriate Masters’ degree or be completing this in 2018.
  • Propose a project in the field of HIV-associated TB or HIV-TB co-infection.
  • Have the support of the applicant’s planned PhD supervisor(s).
  • Provide evidence in the application that there is co-funding within the research group to enable the successful completion of the research.
  • Plan to conduct the research in a UCT laboratory. Non-clinician researchers in the fields of epidemiology or biostatistics are also eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • One Clinician Scientist PhD fellowship.

English Language Requirements: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

How To Apply For The Fogarty Ph.D. Fellowships

The applicant should:

  • Hold an MBChB degree.
  • Propose a project in the field of HIV-associated TB or HIV-TB co-infection.
  • Have the support of the applicant’s planned PhD supervisor(s).
  • Provide evidence in the application that there is co-funding within the research group to enable the successful completion of the research.
  • Describe the plans to obtain additional stipend support beyond 2 years.
  • Plan to conduct the research within a UCT research group.

Method of Application: To apply, please contact Kathryn Wood via e-mail for the application form.

Scholarship Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

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