About the Programme
The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is the United Nation’s designated think tank on global health. UNU-IIGH undertakes policy-relevant research and analysis to inform United Nations agencies, member states and other key decision-makers on critical topics for global health.
The Global Health PhD Fellowship programme presents an opportunity for its recipients to add value to their PhD experience by enabling them to be part of the processes of policy analysis and translation within the UN global health context. The Fellowship aims to provide hands-on experience in carrying out a research project outside the realm of academia.
Successful candidates will be assigned a project under the mentorship of a UNU-IIGH researcher. The Fellowship is between six to twelve months. During this time, PhD Fellows are expected to engage in the activities of the Institute actively. The PhD Fellowship will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Applicants may be enrolled in any PhD course, but their project enacted during the PhD Fellowship must directly relate to one or more of UNU-IIGH’s focus areas.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated proficiency in English.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2022 Global Health PhD Fellowship programme are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted until 18th February at 4 PM MYT.
Please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Completed Application Form
2. Your recent Curriculum Vitae
3. A reference letter from your PhD supervisor
UNU-IIGH encourages applications from women and nationals of low and middle-income countries.
- For more information on how to apply, including additional eligibility requirements, please visit https://iigh.unu.edu/about/fellowship.
- A limited number of placements are available each year and
- For successful candidates from LMICs, a small travel grant may be awarded.
- For further inquiries, contact email@example.com.
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