2021-22 Reckitt-LSHTM PhD Studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Deadline: 11 July 2021
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites applications from candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships to start a research degree programme on 3 January 2022. There are three studentships available.
These studentships have been made possible through the generosity of Reckitt, through an unrestricted donation to LSHTM.
Each PhD studentship will comprise:
Tuition fees at the LSHTM overseas fee rate for the duration of the research project (up to 4 years)
An annual tax-free stipend equal to the UKRI stipend level (inclusive of London weighting)
Up to GBP20,000 for research costs, travel and/or training
LSHTM has pre-identified eight research projects that address the links between hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa in one or more of the following areas:
The role of hygiene in the prevention and transmission of infectious diseases and their consequences
Hygiene behaviors and hygiene behavior change
The intersection of hygiene and broader social and economic impacts.
The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a MPhil/PhD programme is evidence of an aptitude for research and at least one of the following:
a master’s degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study to be followed (recommended)
a qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies
an upper second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject.
academic English language requirements for each of LSHTM’s programmes
The appropriate Programme Specification for the English language requirement tests:
IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic version) -7.0 overall with 6.5 in each component
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE/CPE)- 185 overall with 176 in each component
Pearson PTE Academic- 65 overall with 58 in each component
To apply for this studentship, applicants should submit an application for research degree study via the LSHTM application portal. Applications not submitted through this portal will not be considered.
In their applications, applicants should develop a research proposal based on one of the eight projects listed above. Applications not based on any of the eight projects will not be considered. The research proposal should be uploaded as a supporting document in section 8 of the online application form.
Applicants should also include a personal statement in section 6 of the online form in which they describe their long-term career goals and their vision for contributing to research into hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Applicants should apply via the LSHTM Faculty (ITD, EPH or PHP) of the primary supervisor listed for their chosen project. They should also enter ‘Reckitt-LSHTM Hygiene & Health PhD Studentship’ under ‘LSHTM Scholarship name’ in the ‘Funding Details’ section of the online application form.
Incomplete applications will not be considered for this studentship. To be considered complete an application must show all mandatory documents have been uploaded, and the application submitted, by the scholarship deadline. Applicants should note that referees will be contacted only once an application has been submitted. They must complete the online form. A letter in lieu of this will not be sufficient. Applicants should contact their referees in advance to make them aware of the request and the scholarship deadline.
Applications under this scheme will only be reviewed and processed after the deadline. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered equally, regardless of their submission date.