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Postgraduate Scholarships In Implementation Science At University Of The Witwatersrand

Postgraduate Scholarship

Study in South Africa

Deadline: 31st July, 2018

About scholarship

The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Special
Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), hosted at the World Health
Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a full scholarship
supported by TDR to undertake the full-time Master Degree Programme in the field of Implementation
The degree programme is 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 programme should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in
research in health-related fields.
The University of the Witwatersrand is one of seven universities around the world participating in the
TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme, which aims to strengthen capacity 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 reach those who need them. The goal of strengthening capacity in
implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty (in particular, the neglected tropical
diseases, malaria and tuberculosis) and boosting the number of researchers and practitioners in low
and middle-income countries is in line with the TDR focus on improving the health and well-being of
people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty through research and innovation.

Field(s) of study

  • MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)


The scheme will provide full scholarships for seven Masters in the 2019 academic year and covers the

  • Return economy air fare.
  • Tuition fees.
  • Basic medical and accident insurance.
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation.
  • Support for the research project expenses.
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  • Be resident in and a national of a low- or middle-income country in the WHO African Region.
  • Applicants should normally be 35 or younger for the Master Programme. Women are
    encouraged to apply.
  • Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of
  • Be proficient in English

How to apply

The application process is two-fold.

  • Application to the University of the Witwatersrand:

Apply by completing a University of the Witwatersrand postgraduate application form online here

  • Application for the TDR scholarship
    The application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include
    the following documents:
    a. A letter of motivation for applying for the scholarship.
    b. A certified copy of the bio-data page of the passport.
    c. Evidence of application to study Implementation Science as the field of study in the MSc
    Epidemiology Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand of the School of Public Health
    commencing in the 2019 academic year.
    d. A comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work
    e. Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to Mrs Gloria Bowes
    Scholarship applications should be sent to: Mrs Gloria Bowes ( and copied to Prof. Latifat Ibisomi (

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