Ahmad Shah

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

Ahmad Shah - 16 February 2019

Call for Applications University of Ghana School of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Postgraduate Scholarship 2019/2020

University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) Alliance is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in the following full-time postgraduate programmes, with focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Implementation Research, for the 2019/2020 academic year, commencing August 2019.

1.    Master’s Degree Scholarships (Master’s in Public Health - 12 months, Fulltime)
2.    PhD Scholarships (48 months – Fulltime)

The scheme, UGSPH HRP Alliance Hub, provides scholarships for fulltime studies. Only applicants from WHO African Region are eligible to apply.

The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity building and boost the number of sexual and reproductive health and rights researchers in African countries.  Thus, the training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in sexual and reproductive health and rights implementation research with focus on ousting preventable maternal morbidity and mortality, improving neonatal health, ensuring delivery of quality sexual and reproductive health services, prevention of violence against women and girls and adolescent sexual and reproductive health needs, and other SRHR related areas. This therefore supports the identification of health system bottlenecks in SRHR and approaches to addressing them. 
•    Applicants must be a citizen of any of the countries in the WHO African Region
•    Applicants should normally be under 35 years old for the Master’s programme, and under 40 years of age for the PhD programme.
•    People affiliated to WHO Human Reproductive Programme Partner Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
•    Applicants must meet the standard University of Ghana admission requirements for both local and international graduate students, and have gained admission to the University of Ghana. http://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/apply-now-post-graduate-admissions .


Scholarship Package
The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:
•    Full tuition fees
•    Full research costs towards dissertation/thesis
•    Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation, equivalent to local living cost
•    Return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.


How to Apply
Applicants must submit the following documents by email to whohrp-ghanahub [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (whohrp-ghanahub[at]ug[dot]edu[dot]gh):
1.    Filled application form for the UGSPH WHO HRP Hub international postgraduate scholarship to be downloaded from the School of Public Health Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/  or the University of Ghana Website www.ug.edu.gh
2.    Full Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3.    Personal statement
4.    Two references. Referees should email their recommendations directly to whohrp-ghanahub [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (whohrp-ghanahub[at]ug[dot]edu[dot]gh)
5.    Evidence of submission of University of Ghana application for admission into relevant postgraduate programme.
Note: Awarding of Scholarship is subject to gaining admission to the University of Ghana. Only successful applicants would be contacted.
Calendar for Application
•    Deadline for application      12th April, 2019
•    Qualifying Examination      24th May, 2019
•    Announcement of selection result      15th June, 2019

Successful applicants will have 14 calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take the scholarship and will be given to the next available qualified applicant. The University Of Ghana School Of Public Health WHO HRP Alliance Hub reserves the right to refuse or terminate the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:
Mr. Derrick Holdbrook
Mobile nr: +233 24 762 7832
E-mail: whohrp-ghanahub [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (whohrp-ghanahub[at]ug[dot]edu[dot]gh)
Professor Kwasi Torpey
Mobile nr: +233 24 456 3322
E-mail: ktorpey [at] ug [dot] edu [dot] gh (ktorpey[at]ug[dot]edu[dot]gh)