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Postgraduate Scholarships in Implementation Research in Public Health in the South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 25, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on September 14, 2020
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The BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH) at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of TDR Postgraduate Training Scholarships for one year Master of Public Health (MPH) 2021-22 Programme beginning in January 2021.

Taught in English, the MPH Programme is a 12-month full-time programme which promotes problem-based experiential learning.

The training will focus on courses relevant to a career in implementation research, which is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to addressing them.

It is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) where many health interventions do not reach those who could be benefitted from them.

Eligibility - Applicants must
 Have a 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree or 3 Years Bachelor plus 1-Year Master’s/Postgraduate Diploma Degree in Medicine, Anthropology, Social Science or Public Health;
 Be nationals of and residents in low- and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) of WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions;
 Be under 35 years of age at the time of application for the Master’s programme;
 Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis;
 Submit a statement of purpose on the reason for pursuing a career in infectious diseases of poverty.

Women are encouraged to apply. Candidates from less privileged areas or groups, or with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Utilize This Offer

The scholarship is supported by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number and quality of researchers in LMICs.

Candidates and residents in low- and middleincome countries (LMICs) of WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions are eligible to apply.

A limited number of scholarships will be offered to both national and international candidates for the 2021/2022 academic year on the Master Programme in Public Health.

Priority will be given to the applicant with 1-2 years of professional public health experience in infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.

The application deadline is 15 September 2020.


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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 25, 2020
Jun 25, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jun 25, 2020
Jun 25, 2020

Hello Ana ,
Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe out there.
Thank you .

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 25, 2020
Jun 25, 2020

Spread the word.
Take care.

Jill Langhus
Jun 27, 2020
Jun 27, 2020

Thanks, Ana.