The BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH) at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, announces a Call for Applications for the award of TDR Scholarship for one- year Master of Public Health (MPH) 2020-21 programme beginning in January 2020. Further, Taught in English, the MPH Programme is a 12-month full-time programme which promotes problem-based experiential learning.
This full scholarship is by TDR Scholarship, the Special Programme for Research and also, Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Similarly, Candidates and residents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions are eligible to apply.
- One return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Bangladesh;
- Tuition and academic fees;
- Basic medical and accident insurance;
- Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost;
- Access to a laptop during entire MPH Programme; and
- Support for Thesis/Summative Learning Project (SLP) expenses during data collection.
- Preferably have 1-2 years of professional public health experience in neglected tropical diseases/another infectious disease;
- Have Bachelor and/or Masters degree(s) in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, including Allied Health Sciences) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Public Health, Food and Nutrition, Sociology, Psychology or any other Social Sciences Discipline);
- Further, Have excellent academic track records with GPA 3.0 or above;
- Likewise, Have proficiency in oral and written English and basic Mathematics;
- Have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Data Analysis Software;
- Be nationals of and residents in low- and middle-income countries (as defined by theWorld Bank) of WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions;
- Further, Normally be under 35 years of age at the time of application for the Master’s programme;
- Submit a statement of purpose and letter of recommendation from supervisor;
- Have an interest in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty; and
- Provide evidence of the ability to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable) before the commencement of the programme
- Women and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply