The Malaria Research Capacity Development (MARCAD) consortium is offering a three-year fully funded PhD fellowship at the University for Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho. The position is open to nationals of any African country, who would normally be resident in West or Central Africa. African scientists currently engaged in research outside Africa with a demonstrable commitment to return to the continent are, however, eligible to apply.
Candidates will be expected to develop a research proposal with support from the local PI focusing on one of the thematic areas of malaria research at UHAS. These are:
Malaria in pregnancy: effectiveness of recommended routine antenatal interventions for pregnant women
Malaria and other parasitic infections during pregnancy: Burden, potential effects and prospects for community intervention programmes
All applications will be considered first by UHAS. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in-country by the local selection committee and recommendations made for funding by the MARCAD Steering Committee. Criteria on which selection will be based will include; past educational experience, evidence of a motivation and commitment to research, referees report and the quality and originality of the proposed research proposal.
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