Digital Innovation for Development in Africa (DIDA) is offering 10 fully-funded PhD fellowships to individuals from African countries. Supported by an international network of experts, the selected individuals would work closely together to develop digital diagnostics into transformative technologies for African Healthcare systems. The fellowships will start in August 2022, for a duration of up to 48 months. Its projects will include molecular diagnostic test development, clinical evaluation, health systems research, design engineering, and data modelling.
Applicants must be nationals of an African country and be suitably qualified to enter a PhD program at the host university. They are expected to have a track record of academic excellence, with a first-class or upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree and a relevant Master’s degree (or clinical qualification). Applicants who do not have these qualifications but believe that they have equivalent relevant research or industrial experience should explain this clearly in their letter of motivation although, for some projects, additional eligibility criteria apply.
How To Apply
Fill the application form and submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages) with a letter of motivation (maximum of 1 page) to the Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network Project Manager, Ms. Francesca Piffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before 13th May 2022. Applicants must also apply and be admitted to study a PhD program at the host university before funding can commence. Click here for more details about the application process.