WHO/TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship, BRAC University, Bangladesh

Publish Date: Aug 25, 2015

Deadline: Aug 31, 2015

Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship for JPGSPH MPH Academic Year 2016-2017

James P. Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University is accepting applications for WHO TDR International Post Graduate Training Scheme (TIPS) for its 12th batch of Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme beginning in January 2016.

The scheme, which is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, provides full scholarship. Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions are eligible to apply.

The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not research those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle- income countries. Further information on implementation research is available at www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/.

Ten (10) scholarships will be offered for the 2016-2017 academic year in Master of Public Health Programme. The Programme is taught in English.

Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students, and their careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder platform that will be launched in the next year, providing ongoing monitoring of the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased visibility opportunities for students.

As per the requirement of the Programme, TDR fellows will be required to conduct a six month research on implementation issues in the home country following graduation.

Eligibility for the Scholarship

  • Nationals/Residents from low- and middle income countries (data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups) of WHO South-East Asia and West Pacific regions.
  • Applicants should normally be under 35 years of age for TIPS
  • Meet the following standard University requirements

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor and/or Masters degree(s) in social sciences including public health, medicine, nursing, midwifery, health sciences or equivalent disciplines
  • Excellent academic track record with GPA 3.0 or above
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Mathematics is important

The scholarship covers:

  • One return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Bangladesh;
  • Tuition fees and a basic medical and accident insurance;
  • Allowance toward recommended learning materials (e.g. text-books, laptop)
  • Support for Summative Learning Project (SLP);
  • English language course and cultural competence to improve integration in the MPH Programme and overall learning environment of JPGSPH;
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to local living cost.

Applying for TIPS at JPGSPH

Students must submit their online applications for MPH Programme at JPGSPH from ( http://sph.bracu.ac.bd/index.php/mph/admission/forms/97-education/222-admissioniframe ).

Tentative dates are as follows:

Date the call for applications is posted on line                            June 15, 2015

Deadline for application                                                             August 31, 2015

Short listing of eligible candidates for assessment                   September 10, 2015


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for assessment. Qualified candidates will be asked for viva. Finally selected students will be required to confirm acceptance of the offer submitting a Statement of Undertaking as per the regulation of BRAC University.

For more information on the scheme at JPGSPH, please contact:

Md. Saiful Islam

Senior Programme Officer

James P. Grant School of Public Health

Email:  saifulir@bracu.ac.bd

Phone: +880-2-9827501 - 4 Extension - 6034


Md Koushik Ahmed

Deputy Programme Coordinator

James P. Grant School of public Health

Email:  koushik@bracu.ac.bd

Phone: +880-2-9827501 - 4 Extension - 6015


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