Fogarty PhD Fellowships in HIV-associated Tuberculosis: South Africa 2018

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program is calling for applications for two PhD fellowship opportunities in Basic and Clinical Science.

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The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program was established at the University of Cape Town in 2017 in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University in the US, and aims to develop the next generation of research leaders in the field of HIV-associated TB at UCT. The Program is funded by a 5-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health. The Program will competitively award a limited number of post-graduate fellowships and run training courses. It will strengthen UCT’s capacity to address knowledge gaps in this field and tackle new scientific questions as the epidemiology and treatment of HIV and TB evolve. The five focus areas prioritized for training are: Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Advanced Epidemiology and Modelling; Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics; Immunopathogenesis; and HIVTB Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions. The Program is administered by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM).

Degree Level: PhD Fellowship Programme
Field: Basic and Clinical Science
Place of Study: South Africa
Number of Fellowships: 2
Value:

  • Basic Scientist PhD Fellowship: The funding will cover a stipend (R 250, 000 per annum for 3 years, tax-free) and once-off project cost support (R 200, 000).
  • Clinician Scientist PhD Fellowship: The project could be in the field of clinical, laboratory or epidemiology research. The funding will cover a stipend (R 470, 000 per annum for 2 years, tax-free) and once-off project cost support (R 200, 000).
    Eligible Countries: International
    Eligibility:

Basic Scientist PhD Fellowship:
The applicant should:

  • hold an appropriate Masters’ degree or be completing this in 2018.
  • propose a project in the field of HIV-associated TB or HIV-TB co-infection.
  • have the support of the applicant’s planned PhD supervisor(s).
  • provide evidence in the application that there is co-funding within the research group to enable the successful completion of the research.
  • plan to conduct the research in a UCT laboratory.

Clinician Scientist PhD Fellowship:
The applicant should:

  • hold an MBChB degree.
  • propose a project in the field of HIV-associated TB or HIV-TB co-infection.
  • have the support of the applicant’s planned PhD supervisor(s).
  • provide evidence in the application that there is co-funding within the research group to enable the successful completion of the research.
  • describe the plans to obtain additional stipend support beyond 2 years.
  • plan to conduct the research within a UCT research group.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please contact Kathryn Wood (Kathryn.Wood@uct.ac.za) for the application form. Website: http://www.hattp.uct.ac.za/ The deadline for applications is 21st September 2018.

Applications will be considered based on academic merit, the quality of the submitted application and its alignment with the objectives of the Fogarty Program. The availability of co-funding to support the research will also be factored. UCT’s policies on transformation and equity will be adhered to, with preference given to black South African candidates.
The University reserves the right to cancel, withdraw and recover any funds paid out to award-holders who do not comply with the Conditions of Award.

Fellowship ProviderThe Program is administered by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM).

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