Apply: APHRC Research Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 19 June, 2020

The African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) is pleased to announce a call for applications to support master’s and PhD students in institutions of higher learning in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to contribute to the evidence generation and knowledge translation in sanitation and Fecal Waste Management (FCW) in urban areas of East Africa.

Through these fellowships, APHRC hopes to build a networked cohort of well-trained scholars able to generate high-quality research and interact with policymakers and practitioners on issues around sanitation management policy and practice, especially on FCW.

The primary outcome is established collaborative, evidence-informed leadership in East Africa that will drive progress toward achievement of international goals and targets such as SDG 6 and the Ngor declaration.


  • Each fellowship award will be a maximum of $12,000 for master’s students and $25,000 for doctoral students
  • This amount comprises a completion award of $2,000 that is only payable after a successful thesis defense
  • Applicants can budget for a laptop computer and analytical software (eg STATA, SPSS, NVivo, Atlas/ti), research/data collection costs, and participation in one regional or international conference or workshop


  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania
  • Show evidence of enrollment in a master’s or PhD programme at a university in Kenya, Uganda, or Tanzania
  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements; for example, a research concept approved by the department
  • Provide a detailed timeframe for completing their dissertation which must be endorsed by the Head of Department or the chair of the dissertation committee
  • Show competency and ability to complete their research within 12 months for MSc students and 24 months for PhD students

To apply and for more information, click here.

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