African Doctoral Fellowship Program - 2011

The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are pleased to announce the fourth Call of the ADDRF awards. The fellowship program awards dissertation fellowships to African doctoral students enrolled in sub-Saharan Africa universities who are conducting health-systems or sexuality related research.


By providing financial and research support, the program aims at encouraging doctoral students to pursue their training in the region, and thus contribute to the quality of university education in sub-Saharan Africa.


Specifically, this project aims to:


         Shorten the amount of time it takes to complete doctoral studies

         Strengthen the quality of these dissertations and the candidates

         Retain a new generation of highly skilled and locally trained


African scholars in research, policy and academic positions within the region




The African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships are awarded to advanced doctoral students who are within two years of completing their doctoral thesis at an African university. The fellowships target individuals whose research show great promise of making substantive contribution to strengthening health systems or show great promise of enhancing the understanding of governance, equity, health or population-related issues in Africa. The program primarily supports doctoral research (including data collection). Coursework is not considered for support.


2011 Call for Applications


This year, the program is offering 15 fellowships to doctoral students in sub-Saharan African Universities. Students from Francophone countries can now download both the Call and application form in French and may submit their applications in French as well.


The deadline for submission of applications is the 15th of January, 2011.



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