To create and sustain African research-intensive universities that prioritize maintenance of a pipeline of high-quality multidisciplinary early career researchers (ECRs) in public and population health in the SSA region.
Important Things You Should Know
CARTA fellowships are only available to students who are faculty and staff at one of the participating universities and African research institutes and who are registered for their PhD at one of the participating universities.
All participating CARTA universities have a CARTA Focal Point Person(s) and a CARTA Committee which oversees the CARTA program implementation at the institution.
Yes, CARTA focal persons may also be supervisors of CARTA fellows as long as they meet institutional requirements for PhD supervision.
One can make a preliminary application to CARTA before being admitted into the program. However, final selection into the program is contingent on admission in one of the nine participating universities.
Applicants for this program must be a member of staff at one of the participating African institutions.
Beneficiaries of the program must be faculty or staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions. Specifically, CARTA seeks to sponsor candidates who are the future leaders in their institution. That is, young, capable, and committed individuals who in time will ensure that their institution will be the institution of choice for future generations of academics and university administrators wishing to make a positive impact on public and population health in Africa.
Currently, only CARTA fellows may participate in CARTA’s organized training sessions. However, in future, we may open up the training to private students.
Kindly browse the list of available supervisors, matching them with your research topic and select those you want to supervise you. Send an e-mail to the respective supervisor(s) requesting them to supervise you. By sending the e-mail to the supervisor, you essentially agree to share your e-mail with the supervisor.
A student sends an e-mail request to the identified supervisor, who in turn responds either accepting or declining to the request.
It is not possible. Fellows are strongly encouraged to register in their own home institutions with exceptions where the programs they intend to take are not on offer or where they cannot secure a supervisor in their institutions. In such circumstances, they are encouraged to register with other CARTA institutions within sub-Saharan Africa. If a northern partner is interested in the work of a CARTA fellow, arrangements can be made to have the fellow hosted provided that the northern partner institution is willing to take the CARTA fellow on-board.
Split site PhD program can be allowed if your university has a collaboration with a northern partner institution, however, this is subject to approval by the CARTA Board of Management.
Should you have any more questions about CARTA, do not hesitate to send us a message, you will receive a quick response as soon as possible.