TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship on Implementation Science, 2017, Switzerland


July 31, 2016


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The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health announces a call for full-time Master and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the field of Implementation Science. The award for the programmes is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programmes should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields.

Training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation science. Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middleincome countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.

Degree Programmes On Offer

  • MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)
  • PhD in Implementation Science within the Interdiscipinary PhD Programme in Public
    and Population Health (36 months full-time). Applicants into this PhD programme are
    required to sit for and pass the five Implementation Science core courses


  • The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle income countries in the WHO
    African Region that are resident in the region.
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the Master Programme and under 40
    years for the PhD Programme.
  • Meet the University requirements for the level of degree applied for.

Scholarship Package

The scheme will provide full scholarships for nine Masters and two PhD Fellows in the 2017 academic year and covers the following:

  • Return economy air fare
  • Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance
  • A monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
  • An allowance towards the costs of recommended learning materials (reference text booksand a laptop)
  • Support for the Masters or PhD research project expenses and supervision
  • Payment for an intensive English language course (where necessary) to improve the grantee’s academic performance

Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for the Fellows.

For more information click "Further official information".

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June 23, 2016
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