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MSRA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australia: Biomedical, clinical or population health.

The MSRA Postdoctoral fellowship is open to those candidates who have achieved their PhD within the last twelve years. MSRA may also consider applications from students in the final year of their PhD studies. The duration of the Postdoctoral fellowship is typically three years. Typical Grant-in-Aid amount may be $70-80,000 per year. In order to increase your chances of funding please also consider applying for a NHMRC Early Career or Career Development award.
Eligibility: Applicants must have been awarded their PhD within the last 12 years (consideration will also be given to final year PhD students).

Scholarship Application Deadline:
12 April 2011

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2011-2012 Fully Funded CARTA PhD Fellowships, Africa

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities (listed in Section 2.0), four African research institutes (listed in Section 3.0), and select northern partners (listed in Section 4.0). CARTA aims to develop and deliver an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa and to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research.
The CARTA program draws together disciplines required to address the complex processes that influence health. These disciplines include Epidemiology, Psychology, Biostatistics, Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Promotion; Demography, Sociology, Health Systems, Health Policy, Development Studies, and their interfaces with the biomedical sciences. The CARTA multidisciplinary approach will prepare its graduates to better address questions of contemporary policy relevance such as the social determinants of health, and the limited impact of technological advances on health in Africa.
Over the medium-term, CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment, as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. CARTA aims to achieve reforms in higher education by:
1) Assisting universities to develop enriching and vibrant academic and research environments; and
2) Supporting promising African scholars who teach at affiliated universities to obtain high-quality doctoral training in public and population health-related fields.
CARTA is currently offering a fully-funded, collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health. This program has been developed in response to the great challenges faced by
Africa’s institutions of higher education in addressing the training and retention of the next generation of academics in the region. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. CARTA has also reserved a small number of scholarships specifically for doctoral students conducting research on issues of sexuality and reproductive health and rights.

Participating African Universities
– Makerere University, Uganda
– Moi University, Kenya
– National University of Rwanda
– Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
– University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
– University of Ibadan, Nigeria
– University of Malawi
– University of Nairobi, Kenya
– University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Participating Research Institutes
-African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya
-Agincourt Population and Health Unit, South Africa
-Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
-KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Program, Kenya

Scholarship Applicatiopn Deadline:July 15, 2011

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Research Positions at British Medical Association 2011, UK: Heart disease

Around 10 research grants are administered under the auspices of the Board of Science, funded by past bequests to the BMA. Grants totaling £500,000 are awarded annually. All grants are for research in progress or prospective research and cover research areas from heart disease to schizophrenia.
The aim of the grants is to fund high-quality, innovative research projects that are likely to benefit patients, population health and or healthcare. The application process is now open.  Deadline for submitted online applications is 5pm 11 March 2011. The BMA Board of Science has developed CPD accredited learning modules in association with BMJ Learning, and funded by the BMA Research Grants, based on its annual Victor Horsley scientific lectures.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 March 2011

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