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.
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.
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