Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships for Sub-Saharan African Countries Students in Africa 2013
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Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship for Sub-Saharan African Countries Students in Health related fields at African Universities in Africa 2013 . Full fellowship details:

Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Sub-Saharan African Countries

School :African Universities/ Africa

Level: Doctoral Research

Deadline: 15 January 2013

Funded by:The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Beneficiaries:The fellowship is open to students of sub-Saharan African countries.


  • Health Sector Analysis,
  • Health Management and Organization,
  • Health Care Financing (including health insurance),
  • Quality of Care, Human Resources for Health,Health Program Evaluation,
  • Health Equity, Cost- effectiveness of Health Care Programs, Community Participation in Health Care or Health Issues
  • Research to Practice and Health Policy, Health Information, Education and Communication,
  • Pharmaceutical Policy Economic Policy and Health,
  • Health Information Systems, Health Services Utilization and Accessibility, Health Inequities in Urban Areas, Reproductive Health of Marginalized Urban Communities.


  • About 20 Fellowships are offered.
  • Each award will be up to a maximum of US$15,000.
  • Specific items may include field research, a monthly stipend for up to 12 months, and other research materials (e.g., laptop computer, specialized software or books, etc).
  • Applicants may also include the cost of one local or regional conference where the results of the dissertation may be disseminated


  • The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce the sixth call for applications for the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF).
  • The ADDRF Program seeks to facilitate more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research, strengthen their research skills, and provide them an opportunity for timely completion of their doctoral training.
  • The Program targets doctoral students with strong commitment to a career in training and/or research.
  • The overall goal of the ADDRF program is to support the training and retention of highly-skilled, locally-trained scholars in research and academic positions across the region.


Applicants of Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship must:

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of a sub-Saharan African country

  • Be undertaking doctoral training at a recognized African university

  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements
  • Provide a detailed time-frame for completing their dissertation which should be endorsed by the head of department or the chair of the dissertation committee,

  • Have a research topic that has been approved by their doctoral dissertation committee, as well as the ocial body overseeing ethical
review of the research protocol, and
  • Be able to complete their dissertation within 24 months of the start of the fellowship

Selection criteria:

  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship Candidates whose dissertation topics address health policy or health systems issues and show great promise of making substantive
contribution to strengthening health systems in Africa will be given priority.

  • The fellowship will support original qualitative and quantitative research that addresses a clear research question, employs appropriate and rigorous design, and has unambiguous national or regional policy implication(s).

  • Candidates must demonstrate interest in pursuing a research career and dissertations must be succinctly linked to future research interests.

  • The dissertation should ideally be related to other work going on in the department or should have received strong endorsement and support from the department.

  • Female applicants and those from Francophone and Lusophone countries are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Application Method

  • This application form and supporting documents must be submitted online at
  • If for any reason you are unable to use the web-based submission form, you should send all your application documents in a single email to
  • Your referees should email reference letters directly to the ADDRF Manager at
  • Reference letters should be addressed to:
The ADDRF Manager
African Population and Health Research Center
APHRC Campus, Manga Close off Kirawa Road
PO Box 10787 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Scholarship Application Deadline:

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