Training and fellowships

TDR's grant and training activities aim to develop strong leadership in health research and decision making, so that high quality institutional and national systems can identify and manage research priorities. Grant opportunities include support for post-graduate academic training, career development, short courses and research.

Postgraduate training grants now available.

Seven universities provide Masters and PhD level degrees that focus on implementation research. Applications need to be submitted to the universities.

WHO/TDR International Postdoctoral Training Scheme at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2015 (18:00 GMT)

Postdoctoral training is an important step in a research career and provides opportunities to develop independent research themes, innovation and mentorship soon after completion of a doctorate degree. This postdoctoral programme is designed to develop a cadre of competent researchers to address health care implementation bottlenecks, identify optimal contextual approaches and promote the uptake of research findings in relation to controlling infectious diseases of poverty. TDR in partnership with NMIMR, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and the Research and Development Division of the Ghana Health Service will provide postdoctoral training for nationals of Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in implementation research; up to 6 postdoctoral fellowships are available in the first round of this scheme.

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Deadline for submission: 28 January 2016, 16:00 (GMT)

This joint call for proposals provides fellowships to early-to-mid-career scientists and clinical staff in low- and middle-income countries to learn how to conduct clinical trials. Selected applicants are placed in pharmaceutical companies or product development partnerships for 6-24 months.