Tuesday, December 26, 2017

LSHTM Fully Funded PACF MSc Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans,UK 2018-19

Deadline: 18/02/2018 Degree: Masters Scholarship Description: The Positive Action for Children (PACF) Scholarship Fund combines com... thumbnail 1 summary
Deadline: 18/02/2018

Degree: Masters

Scholarship Description: The Positive Action for Children (PACF) Scholarship Fund combines completion of a health/development-focused qualifying MSc programme with practical industry experience to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates and catalysts of change in their home country, with a particular focus on championing the role of community interventions in contributing to the HIV and global health response.

A. Be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and
intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School; and
B. Have 2 years experience working in any function (board, staff, volunteer etc.) within a grassroots community-based organisation with a  focus on HIV/AIDS and/or public health intervention. The selection committee considers a grassroots community organisation to be a non-profit group that work with local communities in delivering HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions.Applications are encouraged from volunteers, youth group leaders, peer-support group leaders who are delivering locally based interventions.
C. confirm (by submitting an application for this scholarship) that s/he would not otherwise be able to pay for their proposed programme of study, and
D. Agree to undertake a 3-month placement with PACF, in their London office, during the summer (whilst simultaneously undertaking their MSc project); and
meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed; and
E. Hold an offer of admission for 2018-19 for one of the following London-based MSc programmes of study:
  • MSc Control of Infectious Diseases
  • MSc Epidemiology
  • MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health
  • MSc Public Health for Development

Benefits: Each scholarship will cover:
  • Tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip fees, and
  • A tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 16,750.00, and
  • GBP 2,000.00 towards MSc project costs, and
  • A training support grant for the practical learning element of the award.

Step 1: Submit an application for an eligible 2018-19 London-based MSc programme of study, as per instructions under the ‘How to Apply’ tab on the relevant programme of study page, ensuring that all necessary supplementary documents (including references) are submitted via the Admissions portal as soon as possible to ensure that an offer of admission is held by the scholarship deadline.

Step 2: Submit an online scholarships application, selecting the option ‘PACF MSc Scholarships’. A completed Supplementary Questions Form for this scholarship must be uploaded as part of the Scholarship application. (This is the only document which should be uploaded to the Scholarships online application.)

Application notes
Each applicant should submit only one PACF MSc Scholarship application. We would, therefore, encourage applicants to check carefully their online application and attachment before submission, as the first application submitted will be the one considered and there will be no opportunity to upload the Supplementary Questions Form after submission.

Applicants who have already submitted a completed 2018-19 London-based MSc application for study and/or have been made an Offer of Admission should apply for the scholarship by completing the scholarship application (Step 2 above) and submitting this by the deadline.
Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding. Incomplete applications include those with missing supplementary documentation at either/both Steps 1 and 2 above.
By applying for this funding applicants agree to its Terms & Conditions.

Scholarship Website: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/pacf-scholarships-2018-19