London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

2019-20 Johnson & Johnson Global Mental Health Scholarships

The programme of study aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to initiate, develop and oversee mental health programmes and/or policies in low-resource settings, as well as to conduct and critically evaluate research on global mental health. These skills and knowledge will make it possible for students to make valuable contributions in the domains of research, policy and practice as they relate to the discipline of global mental health. 

Submission deadline is Sunday, 24th March 2019.

DG for International Development and Cooperation (DEVCO)

International Cooperation Officer/Health Economist

We are looking for a highly motivated colleague that assists the health team in policy and strategy formulation and analytical work in the field of health economics and financing in development cooperation.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, 27th March 2019.

Aga Khan Foundation

International Scholarship Programme


The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN.  

Submission deadline is Sunday, 31st 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.

World Bank Scholarships Program


The World Bank Scholarships Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission of forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development and knowledge sharing in the developing world. It is an important component of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared prosperity through investing in education and developing human resources in the developing world. 

Submission deadline is Thursday, 11th April 2019.

National Institute for Health Research

Health Protection Research Units


The NIHR has launched a two-stage, open competition to designate and fund NIHR Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs). NIHR HPRUs are partnerships between academic institutions and Public Health England (PHE), and will act as centres of excellence in multidisciplinary health protection research in England.

The aim of the HPRU scheme is to support PHE in delivering its objectives and functions for public health protection, including by building an evidence base for public health policy and practise.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 11th April 2019.

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World

Early Career Fellowship


The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs)

Submission deadline is Tuesday, 30th 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.

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Two fellowship programmes

PhD students and Early Career women scientists


The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is happy to announce that the 2019 Calls for Applications are now open for our two fellowship programmes, for PhD students and Early Career women scientists. We would like to ask your special assistance in helping OWSD to disseminate the Calls for Applications.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 30th May 2019.

Council on Foreign Relations

Council’s David Rockefeller Studies Program

Senior Editor, Global Health: In Health and Wealth Microsite


The Senior Editor will work under the direction of the Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development and Director of the Global Health Program. The Senior Editor will be responsible for working with the senior fellow to manage content and daily operations for a new, multi-contributor blog currently being built. Once launched, this new multi-contributor blog, tentatively titled In Health and Wealth, will explore ways that health is interacting with and driving issues of global concern, including economic development, trade, migration, agriculture, and urbanization.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior Program Officer, Surveillance, Data, and Epidemiology, Malaria


Our Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don’t, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.  Our work in infectious diseases focuses on strategies to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected and other infectious diseases, enteric and diarrheal diseases and pneumonia.

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. 

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