One of the objectives of UNU-IIGH is to provide young scientists with an opportunity to expand their intellectual vision beyond the single scientific field that they may be engaged in. UNU-IIGH offers an excellent environment for young scholars to work on their research in an international environment and among a complementary group of fellow scholars.
The Ph.D. Fellowship Programme targets five Ph.D. candidates from educational institutions around the world who can benefit from a period of stay of up to twelve months at UNU-IIGH. With a view to strengthen capacity building in developing countries, students from developing countries — particularly from developing country institutions — are especially encouraged to apply. In this respect the UNU-IIGH fellowship offers financial support for the entire twelve months and it will be closely related to UNU-IIGH own research programmes. The students participate in regular in-house discussions and seminars and contribute to the UNU-IIGH Working Paper Series.
Applicants must be at the dissertation writing stage of their Ph.Ds with their research proposals accepted by the candidates’ universities and able to make use of the UNU-IIGH facilities in Kuala Lumpur to carry out their research. Research topics should relate clearly to one the current research areas of the UNU-IIGH.
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Where appropriate, applicants should be competent in scientific research methodologies and computer-based analysis. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
The period of fellowship is approximately twelve months. Fellows are provided with their own desk in the Institute. Each Fellow will be provided with a networked PC with full internet access. A limited range of other more specialized computer hardware and software may also be available. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of USD1,000. Fellows will carry out their research in Kuala Lumpur under the supervision of a UNU-IIGH Research Fellow/or affiliated UNU-IIGH network scholars. Selected Fellows will spend about half of their working hours on their dissertation and remaining half will be spent assisting
the Institute’s projects and activities.
PhD fellows will be responsible to look their own accommodation. Limited assistance to locate suitable accommodation maybe acquired from the institute.
UNU-IIGH provides Fellows with return air tickets between his/her country of residence and the Kuala Lumpur international Airport.
Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by email or mail as per below address, and must include the following documents in English or with English translation:
The deadline for applications for the fellowship is 18th June 2011.
The Ph.D. Fellowship Programme begins on 1st August 2011 and selected fellows are required to be in Kuala Lumpur by this date.
United Nations University
International Institute for Global Health
UKM Medical Centre,
Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T: +603 9171 5394
F: +603 9171 5402