- The Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) Ph.D. Programme offers support to African scientists of high academic calibre who can demonstrate a strong commitment to research relevant to the prevention or control of malaria.
- The Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship Fund has been set up to support African scientists building a career in infectious disease research in the developing world
- he ALN scholarship fund is a source of support for African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa
For the MCDC Programme, students will be registered with the African institution but linked to and co-supervised by a European partner institution. These include the following:
- Centre for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen
- DBL – Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University
- Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- College of Medicine, University of Malawi (CoM)
- Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Moshi (KCMC)
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
- Faculty of Medicine and School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
- Faculty of Medicine, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (University of Dakar), Senegal
- Malawi – Liverpool – Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
For the ALN Scholarships
- Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan (NEKKEN)
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (LSHTM).
Fields of Study
What does the scholarship cover?
MCDC PhD Programme
- The four-year award will cover the PhD stipend and tuition fees. The costs of a research project up to a maximum of £50k will be covered by the award, as will accommodation costs for up to one year in a selected European institution.
- Provision will be made for students to spend up to one year in Europe
- Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses.
How many scholarships are given?
MCDC PhD Programme
- Approximately 20 students will be selected, and each allocated to one of the five African partner universities
- he fund will support up to four scholarships per year.
Which countries are targeted?
Ghana, Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda
Am I Eligible to Apply?
MCDC PhD Programme Candidates for these fellowships must meet the following eligibility criteria.
- Normally resident in a malaria endemic country of Africa (African scientists currently undertaking further education outside Africa are eligible to apply).
- African nationality.
- A first or upper second class first degree in a subject relevant to research on malaria.
- A commitment to research demonstrated by previous work experience.
Applicants must be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa. They must have a first or upper second class BSc degree (or equivalent) in
a relevant area and will usually have at least two years prior research experience. Candidates who apply to study in Japan must have a medical qualification and at
least two years of clinical experience.
How to Apply – Next Steps
A rigorous procedure will be used to select the most able African students to pursue PhD studies based in the African countries participating in the programme
Applicants for fellowships will also need to register for a PhD at the African host institution
All students will create a five-year personal development plan to complement the scientific requirements of their PhD programme. Once a PhD is completed, students will be eligible to apply for re-entry grants to support continued research in their own institution.
It is expected that the greater part of the research project will be carried out in Africa. Applicants will be asked to indicate relevant areas of research that interest them, but the final decision on projects will be made after consultation with European and African supervisors.
Application for the Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship is now closed. If you have applied, we will be in touch with you in due course.
How do I get more information?