APHRC: Seeking Applications for Sanitation and Fecal Waste Management in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Deadline: 15 April 2017

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is accepting applications for its fellowship program on Sanitation and Fecal Waste Management with an aim to improve and expand implementation and resourcing of national sanitation policies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with a specific focus on human fecal waste management in urban areas.

The six fellows will embed their research in the project’s research activities, and will be required to support engagement with key decision-makers. Through these fellowships, the Center hopes to build a networked cohort of well-trained scholars able to generate high quality research and interact with policymakers and practitioners on issues around sanitation management policy and practice, especially on fecal waste management.

Benefits

  • Each fellowship award will be up to a maximum of USD 12,000 for Master’s students and USD 25,000 for Doctoral students.
  • This amount comprises a completion award of USD 2,000 that is only payable after successful thesis defense.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship will primarily support research (including data collection and/or analysis). Funds will not be used to support coursework.
  • Applicants must:
    • Be citizens or permanent residents of the three East African countries where the project will be implemented
    • Be undertaking Master’s or doctoral training at a university in Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda;
    • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements;
    • Provide a detailed timeframe for completing their dissertation which must be endorsed by the head of department or the chair of the dissertation committee; and
    • Must complete their research within 12 months (Master’s students) and 24 months (Doctoral students) of the start of the fellowship.
  • Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

The application form and supporting documents should be submitted in a single email through the given website.

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

For more information, please download the pdf APHRC Call for Applications.

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