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Mature Entry Selection list for UNIMA – (2020 -2021)

Generic Students Selection list for UNIMA (2020-2021)

Press Release for 2020-2021 Generic and Mature Entry intake for UNIMA

2020/2021 UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI SELECTION OF GENERIC NON-RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS AND MATURE ENTRY CANDIDATES

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION-BIOETHICS (Project CHEER)

Background

The College of Medicine (CoM) has received grant funding from the United States Government through its National Institutes of Health (NIH); Grant Ref: 1 R25 TW 011455 – 01 to support capacity building, education and training of health professionals in Malawi. The CoM will implement this grant through its Project CHEER. A position of one Post-doctoral fellowship exists within the institution. The post is available for an initial period of two (2 years) with the possibility of renewal for further periods of two years to be based at the Center of Bioethics for Eastern & Southern Africa (CEBESA),

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to individuals holding a PhD. or equivalent degree to support individual and institutional academic (research, curriculum delivery and institutional change) goals. The fellowship contributes to the institution’s overall mission to support its bioethics enterprise and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers the CoM’s mission in teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

Eligibility

  1. Applications are invited from individuals who have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree in Bioethics. Applications from those close to completing their doctorate or equivalent degree may also be considered; however, the fellowship cannot be offered until the degree is completed.
  2. Current fellows within the CoM or elsewhere must have completed all requirements of their existing fellowship, including submission of the final report before an application for a new fellowship can be accepted.
  3. If a postdoctoral fellowship is awarded, the applicant must agree to comply with the University of Malawi’s Postdoctoral Policy. The Policy can be obtained from the University’s websites or requested via email from: postgraduate@medcol.mw;

Application Procedures

  1. Submit applications preferably via email an application letter, motivation statement (one –page), a resume and copies of academic professional qualifications;
  2. Submit application dossier to:

The Academic Registrar

Attention: CHEER-HEPI Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360, Chichiri,

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Email address: rsc-hr@medcol.mw    

DEADLINE:                                   2nd April 2020

Call for one year Pre-MSc and Pre-PhD research internship, and PhD top-up scholarships

The College of Medicine (CoM, https://www.medcol.mw) and Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW, http://www.mlw.medcol.mw) are committed to promoting research and research training led by Malawian & International Scientists. The aim is to improve the health of people in Malawi and elsewhere in the Region. Collectively, the CoM and MLW have a unique translational research portfolio which links an excellent laboratory research base to strong hospital and community-based research and high-level policy formulation. The CoM research agenda is broad ranging from disease-focussed thematic areas such as HIV, malaria and cancer to multi-disciplinary thematic areas such as reproductive health, nutrition and child development and health policy. Details of areas of research interests of CoM faculty members and research organization at CoM can be accessed on these websites: http://researchdirectory.medcol.mw/ or http://www.rsc.medcol.mw. The MLW Research Strategy is built on research areas driven by research groups, which are described on the MLW website: http://www.mlw.medcol.mw .

Our aim is to support talent with exciting research and mentorship opportunities at MLW and/or COM, and where applicable with co-supervision from senior academics from other national or international institutes. The Joint CoM/MLW Training Fund (2018-2023) is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and aims to support Malawian based candidates. We are offering scholarships for the following:
• Pre-MSc interns and Pre-PhD interns who show early potential to develop into independent researchers over time. Who, with senior support and mentorship, will be able to develop competitive international MSc training fellowship applications within the period of their internship.
• Pre-PhD interns (MSc degree holders) who show early potential to develop into independent researchers over time. Who, with senior support and mentorship, will be able to develop competitive international
PhD training fellowship applications within the period of their internship.
• PhD students looking for top-up funds – to support current PhD registered candidates at MLW and COM (or upcoming candidates who have secured their PhD stipend and tuition funding) to help maximize their PhD experience and output. Awarded budgets will range from £10,000- £14,000 for Pre-MSc interns and £12,000 – £20,000 for Pre-PhD interns per person. These funds include a monthly stipend plus eligible research costs, such as research consumables or relevant personal development activities including short courses and travel for Pre-MSc and Pre-PhD interns. PhD top up funding can be requested up to £20,000 towards project funding (but not for PhD stipend and tuition fees).

Applications need to include:
a. An application letter detailing your suitability for the scholarship, motivation and career ambition
b. A letter of support from a potential (co-)supervisor with a proven research track record in the applicant’s chosen research thematic area.
c. A detailed CV, include information on academic performance and achievements to date, including any awards and personal distinctions, research grants and/or fellowship funding received, and any relevant outputs, including publications and presentations.
d. The research group you would like to work with and why. A letter of support from the research group leader will be an added advantage.e. Photocopied certificates and transcripts
f. A 2-page outline research concept and internship plan with a budget. (Including any other existing funding sources that may contribute to internship).

Applications will be assessed on the following: academic performance and potential of the candidate, quality of the proposed research, supervisory team and training environment, alignment of the research to MLW-CoM research areas and proposed career track and planned next training level, application presentation (including budget) and interview performance. Applications will need to show how the scholarship will help the candidate
develop a competitive MSc or PhD degree training application or how it will help the candidate maximizes the output from their ongoing PhD.
Shortlisted candidates will be given one month to develop, under the supervision of his/her proposed supervisors, a 2-page internship plan before being interviewed by a panel of senior scientists for the final selection of successful candidates. Information on research groups / themes can be found on the aforementioned websites. For any other questions and clarifications, please contact Training Coordinator on training@mlw.mw OR rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw . An information session for applicants and supervisors will be held on 12 March 2020 at MLW in the Nyika room from 4:00 to 5:00pm. All those interested should confirm attendance through training@mlw.mw. Please send applications to: training@mlw.mw) and CC rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw. The closing date for applications is 24th March, 2020

2020 -2021 Undergraduate Application Form:

Follow the link to download application form and instructions on how to apply. Deadline for submission is 31st January 2020. Download Application Form here

CEBHA+ Evidence-based Public Health Workshop

The Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) invites you to a five day, interactive workshop on Evidence-based Public Health at the College of Medicine Mahatma Gandhi Campus in Blantyre, Malawi.

Date of workshop: 25-29 May, 2020.

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Hours

Venue: Seminar room, Research Support Centre, Chimutu Building College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi.

Objectives of the workshop:

The workshop will introduce the concepts of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and focus on finding, appraising, interpreting and applying best evidence to public health questions relevant to the African setting. After this workshop, you will be able to:

 – Explain and discuss the principles and importance of EBPH

– Explain concepts of “complex interventions” and “complex systems” and understand how these affect evaluation of public health interventions in primary research and evidence synthesis

– Formulate clear questions relevant to public health in Africa

 – Search for best evidence to answer the question

– Describe the study designs used to evaluate public health interventions

 – Critically appraise a controlled before and after study on a public health intervention and interpret results

– Describe the value of research synthesis in public health

 – Critically appraise systematic reviews and interpret results

– Discuss applicability of evidence to make evidence-informed decisions in a public health context

– Outline the value of public health guidelines and discuss concepts of evidence use in policy and practice

This workshop is suitable for:

– Researchers planning to undertake systematic reviews of public health interventions or working on other aspects of evidence-based public health; – Mid-career professionals working in public health institutions; and – Students undertaking postgraduate studies and wishing to embark on a career in evidence based public health.

– People who are committed to participate for all the five days of the workshop

How to apply: If you are interested in participating in the workshop, we request that you submit an online application by 20th of February 2020, Limited spaces available. Successful participants will be notified via email.

Note: Participants will pay for their own accommodation and transport to and from the workshop venue.

Follow this link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScH68-ZCT2u28ZaU7rSXwDY-1mESJbzITPlU9c6PmZe16cK3w/viewform

To enquire please contact: Suzgika Lakudzala Mobile: +256 999 60 48 91/ +265 888 35 40 02 Email: slakudzala@medcol.mw Dr Nyanyiwe Mbeye Mobile: +265888356338 Email: nmbeye@medcol.mw Richard Mmadi Mobile: +265 99 444 5167 Email: rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw

This workshop is supported by funding from the Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+) project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Research Networks for Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa Funding Initiative.

2020 – 2021 Mature Entry Application Form

2020 – 2021 Mature Entry advert for UNIMA