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2022 Global Health PhD Fellowship programme

2022 Global Health Ph.D. Fellowship Programme in UN University

Fully Funded
Country: Malaysia
City: Kuala Lumpur
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The Global Health Ph.D. Fellowship presents an opportunity for its recipient to add value to their Ph.D. experience by enabling them to be part of the processes of policy analyses and translation within the UN global health context.

UNU-IIGH’s 2019 – 2023 Strategic Plan focuses on three pillars: translating evidence into policy, generating policy-relevant analysis, and strengthening capacity for local decision-making on key issues related to sustainable development and global public health.

The Fellowship aims to provide hands-on experience in carrying out a research project outside the realm of academia.

The Ph.D. Fellowship lasts between six to twelve months. Moreover, fellows will be assigned a UNU-IIGH mentor throughout their time with United Nations University.


Ph.D. Fellows are supported by a monthly subsistence allowance (USD 1,000 per month). For successful candidates from low- as well as middle-income countries, you may get a small grant. In addition, UNU-IIGH will assist in the visa application process for non-Malaysian residents.

A limited number of placements are available each year. One of the Fellowship’s expected outputs is a publishable report and/or policy brief, which may be included as an appendix to their thesis.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an officially accredited or recognized educational institution.
  • Also, applications from Ph.D. candidates at any stage of their Ph.D. are welcome. However, preference will be given to applicants who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting their degree.
  • Applicants’ projects enacted during the Ph.D. Fellowship must directly relate to one or more of UNU-IIGH’s focus areas.
  • In addition, applicants must have demonstrated proficiency in English.
  • Applicants must be willing to be based in UNU-IIGH in Malaysia for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months.

Moreover, due to travel restrictions imposed by the Malaysian government in light of COVID-19, international Ph.D. Fellows may not be able to enter Malaysia. In which case, the Fellowship will be done remotely.

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to [email protected]:

1. Completed Application Form

2. Your recent Curriculum Vitae

3. Also, a reference letter from your Ph.D. supervisor



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline18 February,2022
CityKuala Lumpur
Open toPh.D. candidates
OrganizerUnited Nations
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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