NIHR Global Health Research Group Studentships 2022

Application for the NIHR Global Health Research Group Studentships 2022 is ongoing!

This is a unique opportunity for you to undertake your PhD research, supported by an international network of experts, developing digital diagnostics as transformative technologies for African Healthcare systems.

10 PhD fellowships are available for African nationals to join a unique programme developing the next generation of diagnostics for African Healthcare Systems.

Details of the projects and application process are available here below: 

About NIHR Global Health Research Group Studentships

Funding for PhD Fellowships aimed at developing and evaluating the potential of digital diagnostics to tackle major infectious disease challenges in Africa.

There are 10 fully-funded PhD fellowships starting in 2022, with projects spanning a range of disciplines including molecular diagnostic test development, clinical evaluation, health systems research, design engineering, and data modeling.

Successful applicants will be based at African institutions and will be part of a close-knit cohort, receiving bespoke training in diagnostic development and professional skills which will equip them to be future leaders in this field.

How to apply for NIHR Global Health Research Group Studentships

Applicants must submit all three of the following documents by email to the Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network Project Manager, Ms. Francesca Piffer, [email protected]

  1. Completed application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Letter of Motivation (maximum 1 page) Ensure you write your application in English

If English is not your first language, please state this in your letter of Motivation.

This is used for administrative and eligibility purposes and will not form part of the primary assessment process.

  • Disclaimer/agreement for data processing, storage, and contact in accordance with GDPR
  • Name, Gender, Date of Birth
  • Nationality, any other Nationalities held
  • PhD projects (numbers) that you would like to be considered for, in rank order (you can be considered for more than one project).
  • See Table 1 for project numbers and details.
  • Project partner countries in which you would be prepared to work
  • Contact Address, phone number, email etc
  • Referee contact details (we may contact them before the interview)

Curriculum vitae. Maximum 2-pages.

Use this to showcase your achievements, skills, and experience. Ensure that it includes your name as written on the application form. Do not include your picture or other personal information like your address or phone number. Please ensure you include the following dates

  • Education and academic qualifications, with dates (most recent first)
  • Prizes and honors
  • Relevant work experience
  • Relevant technical or professional skills
  • Membership of Professional Organisations
  • Publications and presentations at National or International meetings, highlighting those most relevant to the topic of your application

Letter of Motivation. Maximum 1 page.

Use this to tell us why you are excited about studying for a PhD related to digital diagnostics, and why you think you have the appropriate qualifications and skills to undertake one or more of the PhD projects.

Please be as specific as possible when describing examples of your most relevant skills and experience.

PhD Fellowships & Application Process                                                 

Application Deadline

The deadline for entry submission for this award is13th May 2022, 5 pm BST.

  • Interview invitations sent by: 1st June 2022
  • On-line Interviews: week commencing 13th June 2022
  • Provisional outcome notifications: by 1st July 2022

(Should you have any issue accessing these documents, please, contact Ms Francesca Piffer, at [email protected])







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