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2018 PHD SCHOLARSHIPS - HEARD & University of KwaZulu-Natal
The aim of our PhD programme is to produce expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of
influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa.
Six  full-time PhD scholarships are be available to students conducting research in one of the following areas:
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Health Economics
  • Health Financing
  • Unsafe Abortions
  • Contraception
  • Universal Health Care Financing
  • Gender-based Violence
Award of the HEARD PhD research scholarship is conditional on candidates meeting the requirements for a PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Students will be required to participate in a compulsory training component during the first year of study. The training component will be conducted over three one-week blocks during the first year. Candidates will produce a thesis related to one of HEARD's priority research nodes, as detailed above.
  • Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. 
  • Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply. 
  • Hold a Master’s Degree (first or upper second class pass or its equivalent)
  • Have demonstrable research experience
  • Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN)
  • Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.
  • A letter of motivation
  • A four to five page concept note
  • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. In the case of qualifications obtained from non- English speaking countries an English translation must be included
  • A certified copy of your ID/passport
  • Academic letter of reference (ideally two).
  • Applications must be submitted by completing this online application form.
  • The scholarship will commence in February 2018.
  • The value of each scholarship is R 600, 000. It will be paid in equal tranches over three years.
  • Tranche payments will be conditional on research progress
  • Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere.
  • Funding will be renewed annually over the three-year period dependent on satisfactory progress
  • The first scholarship tranche will be released on proof of PhD registration and the opening of a South African bank account
  • Closing date for all applications - 21 July 2017. If you have not received a reply within 8 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.
Cailin  Hedderwick, PhD Scholarship Programme Manager
Phone: +27 31 260 2592
2018 HEARD UKZN Scholarships.pdf
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