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Deadline: Friday 17 November 2017Each year the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development awards bursaries to high-performing Master's and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows who wish to do research that falls into one of the CoE's four thematic or cross-cutting areas:·         Master's students are funded for two years at R70 000 a year·         Doctoral students are funded for three years at R100 000 a year·         Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a yearApplications may be made by students directly or by supervisors on behalf of students. Read the full call for applications. Apply online for a MA/PhD bursary or post-doctoral fellowship.The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development considers proposals - that fall into the thematic areas of the Centre - for two categories of research grants:·         Opportunity Grants (up to R150 000 for 18 months) for activities that promote networking, inter-disciplinary meetings, joint writing, journal publication, etc. These activities may include

Deadline: 31 December 2017. Swiss TPH, a world-leading institution in health research, training and services, is accepting applications for the 25th “Health Care and Management: From Research to Implementation” course which starts in March 2018.The 14-week (5 March to 8 June, 2017), full-time course introduces students to a range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a public or international health professional in resource-constrained settings, with a special focus on supporting implementation.Students of the course benefit from the expertise and experience shared by facilitators, who are active in the field. Topics range from concepts and research methods to health problems and responses and health systems, management and communication.It is a mandatory core course for the tropEd accredited MAS in International Health. The course is accredited by University of Basel (Diploma of Advanced Studies; DAS). Self-paying students are welcome to apply for

Deadline: RollingThe West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana will hold the 2nd in the series of the Bioethics workshops on responsible research conduct designed for postdoctoral fellows and institutional Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinators. This year’s workshop will be held at the MRTC, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies, Bamako, Mali from 27 November to 01 December , 2017.The workshop is open to DELTAS fellows and IRB coordinators from institutions hosting DELTAS programmes. For more information, please email: waccbipleader@ug.edu.ghThe workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Mahamadou Diakite, Professor of Immunogenetics at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali, Dr. Paulina Tindana, a Bioethicist from the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), and Dr. Angeliki Kerasidou, a researcher in Global Health Ethics and the Ethics Coordinator for the Malaria Genomics Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) at

Deadline: 13 October 2017PRICELESS in the Wits School of Public Health (SPH) is organizing a series of short courses in Vaccine Economics and Financing. This course aims to build technical capacity of policy makers in low and middle income countries in vaccine economics and sensitize health policy makers to the use of economic tools in decision-making.Care planners and decision-makers from the health ministries, as well as technical experts and all those interested in understanding the application of economic evaluation in allocating resources within immunization and health care programs are invited to attend this course.The course will run from the 11 to 13 November 2017 at SPH. A limited number of grants, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are available to cover attendance fees, flights and accommodation of participants from countries within the southern African region. These grants are targeted

Deadline: 17 November 2017Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion FellowshipThe Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.Eligibility:All applicants must:be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country hold a master’s degree be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter As of May

Data analysis for many researchers, project leaders, graduate students and university faculty is a complex process. The Stata workshop offers you skills in modern data management for you to have a grip on your research output or implementation and projects measurement. This 3-day practical course provides an environment for one-on-one coaching on data analysis. The course is facilitated by highly qualified data analysts and researchers who have a wide range of experience in delivering results in complex data analysis for multiple projects.Course highlightsDescribes data types, working with Stata commands and do-files, browsing and editing data, logical and mathematical functions, survey data analysis, generating and changing variables Descriptive statistics; Survey data analysis Data graphics; histogram, scatter plots, box plots, bar plots. Basic hypothesis testing Practical methods for design and analysis of complex surveys, merging and appending data, regression analysis, survival

Course Starts: September 25, 2017 In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever. This is due to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You will learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.Participants will learn how doctors and veterinarians could work together more closely to save more human and animal lives and even saving money. You will also learn theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. Enroll here for the open online course, produced by the

Deadline: 30 September 2017The Evolving Risk Factors for Cancer in African Populations (ERICA-SA ) project has received funding from the Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), with support from the South African National Department of Health and the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) from the UK Government’s Newton Fund.ERICA-SA will utilise lifestyle data and biological samples collected by the Johannesburg Cancer Study (JCS) from 20,000 African cancer patients to investigate the causes of cancer and to enhance scientific research capacity in South Africa. This will be the largest study of its kind in Africa.Posed to be the largest study of its kind in Africa, ERICA-SA will support three PhD students and two Postdoc fellows with a background in genetics, microbiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics or biostatistics. Research areas include: Genetic susceptibility to common African