UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2015

    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    UNU-IIGH (Kuala Lumpur) is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships in support of its postgraduate programmes. These fellowships serve to complement the PhD Fellowship Programme.

    Applications from qualified candidates from all countries are welcome; women and applicants from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The four core objectives of the fellowship are:

    • to provide young scholars with an opportunity to participate in and contribute towards the research activities of UNU-IIGH on important pressing global health issues;
    • to provide an opportunity to young scholars, particularly those from developing countries, to conduct research at the postdoctoral level and gain experience in an international academic environment;
    • to provide scholars from other countries an opportunity to interact with Malaysian scholars and, in doing so, build linkages between them and the relevant UNU institutes;
    • to provide UNU-IIGH with an opportunity to benefit from the diverse knowledge, background, and experience offered by other scholars from around the world.

    The UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is for an initial period of 12 months, with possibility of renewal for another 12 months based on the fellow’s satisfactory performance. The fellowship is remunerated by a monthly stipend.

    Applicants must have obtained a PhD (no ABD) within five years preceding the date of commencement of the fellowship, or at least have successfully defended their PhD thesis, in an area closely related to the three thematic research areas of UNU-IIGH: (i) Governance for Global Health, (ii) Planetary Change and Health, and (iii) Universal Health Coverage.

    Fellows must be able to make use of the UNU-IIGH facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They are required to work on a project (or projects) assigned by the supervisor, to draft manuscripts for publication, and to participate in the academic activities of the Institute. Fellows shall 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 and proposals for the fellowship should relate to any one of the above-three UNU-IIGH thematic research areas.

    Applications for 2015 positions are now being accepted. The deadline for application submissions will be 4:00 pm (Malaysian local time time) on 31 October 2014.

    For information on how to apply, please consult the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2015 page on the UNU-IIGH website.