HEARD PhD Scholarships for African Scholars at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2021

HEARD PhD Scholarships for African Scholars: Applications are invited from qualified African scholars for the HEARD PhD Scholarships 2021. The scholarship aims at producing qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa.

HEARD is an institution that conducts research on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the African HIV and AIDS pandemic as well as positioning itself to address the key challenges outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD)

Scholarship to be taken: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Scholarship Worth: R540,000

Subject Eligibility: See Thematic areas (below)

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Africans


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HEARD PhD Scholarships for African Scholars | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the HEARD PhD Scholarships for African Scholars:

  • Applicants 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.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent research abilities.
  • Applicants must undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full-time) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Applicants must make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.

Thematic Areas

  • Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Gender Equality and Health
  • Health Governance and Finance
  • Health Systems Strengthening.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the HEARD PhD Scholarships for African Scholars 2021 are to submit their application to Ms Callin Hedderwick, PhD Programme Manager (Hedderwick@ukzn.ac.za).

Document Requirements

  • A letter of motivation and CV
  • An eight to ten-page concept note on one of HEARD’s thematic research areas.
  • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records.
  • A certified copy of your ID/passport.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2021

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