The UNU-IIGH PhD Fellowship Programme aims to provide an opportunity for candidates enrolled in a PhD programme to expand their intellectual vision beyond their scientific disciplines. UNU-IIGH offers an excellent multicultural environment for scholars to work on their research and interact with scholars from different countries and disciplines.
- The PhD Fellowship Programme is open to candidates who are enrolled in PhD programmes in educational institutions around the world, and who could benefit from a period of up to 12 months at UNU-IIGH.
- With a view to strengthening capacity building, doctoral students from educational institutions in developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNU-IIGH offers a monthly stipend for the 12-month duration of the fellowship. During the fellowship, the fellow, in addition to working on his/her research, is expected to participate in the research and academic activities related to UNU-IIGH thematic areas.
Applicants must be able to make use of the UNU-IIGH facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to: (i) work on a project or projects assigned by the supervisor, and (ii) participate in other academic activities of the Institute while writing their dissertation. The fellows shall also participate in regular in-house discussions and seminars, as well as contribute to the research and writing of the UNU-IIGH Working Paper Series.
Research topics should relate to any one of the following UNU-IIGH thematic research areas:
i) Systems Thinking for Urban Health
ii) Governance for Global Health
Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.