MO Ibrahim Foundation

Junior Researcher


Working as part of a small research team, the Junior Researcher contributes to the production and delivery of two of the main initiatives of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation: the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) and the Ibrahim Forum Report, as well as other ad-hoc research work such as writing briefings, blogs and other research pieces.

Submission deadline is 24th February 2019.

MRC Unit in Fajara

Vaccinology in Africa 2019

Master’s Level Course


The course is specifically aimed at students, researchers and professionals resident in Africa and cover the main aspects of vaccinology, the vaccine development process, biomanufacturing, regulatory and ethical issues.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 28th February 2019

Nuffield Department of Medicine

Summer Internship Programme


The Nuffield Department of Medicine offers opportunities for summer internships to undergraduate and Masters students from some of our key collaborating countries. We currently offer several fully-funded awards to students from China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Africa.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 28th February 2019.

Bordeaux Population Health Research Center Inserm U1219 - University of Bordeaux

PhD candidate in Public Health


The TB-Speed project is a research project led by the University of Bordeaux (UBx) aiming to contribute to the reduction in childhood mortality from TB by testing, validating, and delivering a feasible, cost-effective, and decentralized childhood TB diagnostic approach to enhance case-finding and access to treatment.

Objectives of the PhD - Investigate the feasibility and acceptability of innovative interventions to enable decentralization of childhood TB diagnosis and better screening of vulnerable groups in high burden settings

Submission deadline is Friday, 01st March 2019.

TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships


The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship (CRDF) scheme is jointly implemented by EDCTP (the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership) and TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 07th March 2019.

The Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine Consortium (MMVC) offers

3 PhD Fellowships in Malaria Research


The Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine Consortium (MMVC) seeks applications for three four-year PhD fellowships supported by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  MMVC offers training and excellent research opportunities for outstanding African PhD students in a vibrant and stimulating scientific environment.  Fellowships are open to all African scientists wishing to pursue a career in malaria research and vaccinology.

Submission deadline is Friday, 15th March 2019.

Women in Global Health LEAD Fellowship


In an effort to equip and empower more women leaders, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are offering a new fellowship specifically designed for rising female leaders from low- and middle-income countries.

Submission deadline is Friday, 15th March 2019.

Centre of African Studies

PhD scholarships


The Centre of African Studies offers 2 PhD scholarships to African nationals as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Applications are invited for PhD studentships focused on the area of state capacities, governance and bureaucracy for development.

Submission deadline is Sunday, 31st March 2019.

UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development 

African Research Leader


This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.

Submission deadline is Tuesday, 09th April 2019.

Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation

Einstein Fellowship


The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, 15th May 2019.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. We have an annual research income of more than £140 million and are one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.

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Nigeria Health Watch

Informed commentary, intelligence, and insights on the Nigeria health sector


Nigeria Health Watch uses informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria. 

For latest public health jobs in Nigeria click below.