[Ireland] PhD Scholarships in Health Systems Research for Africa

We are offering PhD Scholarships in Health Systems/Services research, funded by Irish Aid through the Higher Education Authority. PhD training is one component of a Partnership Programme of health research capacity strengthening involving three Irish and seven Africa-based Higher Education Institutes. The Irish partners who are responsible for Year 1 of the training, which will be delivered in Ireland, are: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

The goal of the Partnership:
To build health research capacity in Ireland and Africa so as to conduct research that strengthens health systems in Africa to serve the poor more effectively.

PhD Scholarships will include:

  • Relevant taught modules in the first year of study in Ireland
  • Guidance in developing a research topic
  • Supervision by internationally renowned principal investigators
  • PhD fees paid for up to four years plus laptop computer
  • Annual stipends to support living expenses in Ireland and Africa
  • Support to attend international conferences
  • Support to undertake field work in an African country, including travel costs to and from Ireland

Application Procedure

We welcome candidates with a Masters degree or a first or upper second class honours (2.1) Bachelors degree.

For information and how to apply see: www.rcsi.ie/phdsforafricahealth

Deadline for applications is: Wednesday, 28th May 2008. Enquiries to: epi@rcsi.ie