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The call for application for the CARTA PhD Fellowships 2019/2020 is now open. During the 2019/2020 academic year, the CARTA program is planning to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships.The fellowship, which is open only to staff at one of the participating African universities (complete list below), includes the cost of fellows’ participation in the advanced seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years.Deadline: April 30, 2019The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of eight African universities, four African research institutes, and select Non-African partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is seeking early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare.To qualify for the second round of fellowships, you must have obtained your PhD within the past ten years, you are interested in studying the links between urban development, reproductive health and fertility. This project aims to link the fields of family planning, fertility and population change with the field of urban development, to create a cadre of fellows with expertise in those areas, and to produce high-quality evidence relevant to policy issues in urban development.Interested applicants should submit a 2-page concept on their proposed research project by April 15, 2019. (The online portal is expected to open around March 15). These

NAIROBI, KENYA: The 2019 CARTA annual Graduate Workshop was held from February 11 to 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya where 17 CARTA graduates and three early career researchers from the Non-Africa Partner institutions will participate.The graduates attending the one-week hands-on workshop gained skills to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research or a research grant or large project that they will lead with guidance from facilitators. Their proposals will be sent to international reviewers for feedback. They will also interact with other researchers and develop and consolidate international professional networks. The workshop is also an opportunity for CARTA graduates to refine their applications for CARTA re-entry grants and postdoctoral fellowships.Some of the facilitators include Håkan Billig (University of Gothenburg), Charles Obonyo (KEMRI), APHRC's Duncan Gatoto, Evelyn Gitau, Florah Karimi, Justus Musasiah, Eunice Kilonzo, Marta Vicente-Crespo;

Call for PapersSexual and reproductive health of young people – Focus AfricaDeadline: February 6, 2019The International Journal of Public Health invites for peer review high-quality articles in the area of young people’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with a particular focus on health challenges of young people in Africa.The potential of young people is a catalyst to social and economic development, which makes investing in young people’s education and health a global priority. Over the past decade, young people’s sexual and reproductive health has become a prominent concern in the global political arena.With a focus on Africa, this call seeks original research articles and systematic reviews on any aspect of young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Of particular interest are intervention studies assessing the scale-up of promising health interventions, or innovative gender-transformative approaches. Potential contributions include but are not limited

Deadline: November 30, 2018.   The School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, under the direction of Dr Jude Igumbor, is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to head scientific writing of several completed and ongoing health system research projects with a focus on women, adolescents, children, and HIV/TB. The fellows will work closely with the Principal Investigator to produce manuscripts and grant applications and will have the opportunity to assume the first-author position on manuscripts. An advanced research or clinical degree is required for this position. Individuals may have a PhD in Public Health, Population Studies, Demography or related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of being primary author on peer-reviewed scientific publications and must have excellent scientific writing skills and data analysis abilities using Stata. Experience in HIV, TB, women, children and adolescents health research is required. This is a full-time position

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.To secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, CARTA is offering 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis in line with specific evaluation parameters. The purpose of the fellowship is for the Post-Doc fellow to gain specific skills, expand their networks and work in a research-active environment where they will engage with role models, receive strong mentorship and learn the demands of the community and public engagement.The fellowships will

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa.Applications are invited for the 2019 CARTA Senior Faculty Visiting Research Fellowships to African partner institutions. These fellowships are competitive and are open to senior academic staff members from African partner institutions who have contributed to CARTA as JAS and FAS facilitators, supervisors, focal persons, members of CARTA committees, curriculum reviewers, reviewers of CARTA fellowships and awards, members of the Partners’ Forum and the Board of Management. CARTA will provide funds to support Senior Faculty for a maximum period

The Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), is currently seeking applications for a postdoctoral opportunity that has opened in the Section.One of the core tasks of the Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) is the systematic and ongoing collection, collation and analysis of the burden of cancer. Using routine data sources, particularly cancer registry data, CSU is commencing a project – SURVMARK-2 (A Comprehensive Approach to International Cancer Survival Benchmarking) that aims to assess the causes for survival differences between countries to support programs aiming to eliminate survival disparities in the future.In this project which is part of the second phase of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, CSU is working in collaboration with national teams and the Cancer Research UK to develop a set