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Postgraduate Fellowships for Women from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries- Deadline 7/31/14

July 10, 2014
Deadline: July 31, 2014
The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant’s home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.


The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.

Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.


Seeking plan to health on the Rosebud Indian Reservation- article

November 6, 2013

Many of us travel internationally to try to make an impact in underserved communities.  From Haiti to Somalia, many of us volunteer to try to make things better in third world nations.   Little do you know that in your back yard so many communities in need still exist.  There are still third world communities in the U.S.

Check out the link below to check out this great article.  Also check out the CDC website celebrating American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month.


Frontier Medicine

May 28, 2013


I just returned from a trip to Alaska.  I wondered about providing services in such a harsh environment.  We definitely take roads for granted in most of the US.  Thanks for the great picture from the US Marshal Service.

Do you need a pep talk? via Kid President

January 30, 2013

CDC – Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS)-Due Feb 1

November 2, 2011
Might not be
PHPS is a 3-year training and service fellowship for master’s level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at CDC, and in state and local health organizations.
Applicants should have a strong interest in a leadership and management career in public health.
To apply for PHPS, you must
  • Meet both the educational and work requirements
  • Be willing to commit to a 3-year full-time program
  • Be willing to relocate to Atlanta for year one and then again for an assignment at a state or local health organization
  • Be a U.S. citizen
Educational Requirements
  • Master’s degree in public health or management related fields from an accredited college or university
  • Academic achievement in areas of
    • Epidemiology/biostatistics
    • Biological, physical, and environmental sciences
    • Behavioral and social sciences
    • Health education and promotion
    • Management and administration
Work Requirements
You must have at least 2,080 hours of paid public health work experience. This is the equivalent of 1-year, full-time work. Multiple paid work experiences qualify. Work experience can include paid internships, externships, and fellowships.
Examples of paid, public health work experience include, but are not limited to
  • Special project coordinator in a health department
  • Graduate student researcher or research assistant in a school of public health, assisting with a public health project
  • Community disease investigator
  • Health education specialist
  • Program coordinator for a community-based public health organization
  • Program consultant for a non-profit public health organization
  • Health educator in the Peace Corps

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