HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021 – See Easy Way to Apply

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HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021 is open for applications from interested and qualified candidates. See details on how to apply below.

About the HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

The scholarship is aimed producing expertly qualified graduates to advise or to be part of influential policy-making or programme implementing entities in Africa, and to pursue additional research priorities.


Applications are invited from citizens of all African countries. Female candidates and, in the case of South Africa, those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.

Also candidates must:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in a pertinent subject or a first or upper second class degree together with a track record of professional experience in a health or health-related field.
  • Have demonstrable research experience.
  • Undertake to register for a PhD dissertation (full time) at the University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN).
  • Make a commitment to remain on the African continent for at least TWO years after graduation.

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Value of HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

The value of each scholarship is R540, 000 and will be paid in equal tranches over three years and payments will be conditional on research progress.

Successful candidates are required to be based in Durban, South Africa, for the duration of the scholarship, with the exception of the time during which they may undertake field research elsewhere.

Duration of HEARD Scholarship: 

The HEARD PhD scholarship will be for 3 years.

How to Apply for the HEARD PhD Scholarship 2021:

    • A letter of motivation and CV.
    • An eight to ten-page concept note on one of HEARD’s key thematic research areas: Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender Equality and Health; Health Governance and Finance; and Health Systems Strengthening.
    • Certified copies of both your academic qualifications and your full academic records. If qualifications were obtained from non-English speaking countries please ensure that an official English translation is included.
    • A certified copy of your ID/passport.
    • Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be academic. The second can be from an individual of professional standing.

Application Deadline:

  • Applications must be submitted to Ms Cailin Hedderwick, PhD Programme Manager ([email protected]) by 15 April 2021.

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official HEARD Scholarship Webpage Here.

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