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Call For Applications For M-HIRST Senior Fellows Program

 

BACKGROUND

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally.  In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following fellowships:

  1. Research Fellowships

With funding from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Centre in the USA, the Malawi HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program (M-HIRST) will fund fellowships which will enable Malawians achieve research and academic excellence and leadership in the area of HIV implementation science research. The M-HIRST programme will also support academics/research scientists employed in the CoM or its recognized local research implementation partners to develop their implementation science skills so that they can progress towards research independence.  CoM will offer a 2 year fellowship which will provide modest salary support, access to funding for small research grants, participation in short course programs in key research skills and access to research mentors in Implementation science.

 

Through the M-HIRST programme small grant funding (up to US$12,500) is also available for any academic or research scientists employed or affiliated to the College of Medicine who would like to implement preliminary HIV implementation research project to generate data for future large research projects.

Admission requirements for research fellowships:

  1. Completed MMED (or equivalent) in relevant subject or
  2. PhD in relevant subject or
  3. Medical Degree with Master’s in Public Health or equivalent
  4. Employees of the College of Medicine or its research implementation partners

Find attached the Small_Grant template

Interested candidates should applications along with their updated curriculum vitae and photocopies of their relevant academic transcripts to the CoM RSC Training Coordinator (rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw). The deadline for receiving applications will be on Friday, 30th September 2017.