TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research 2023 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: 9th of September, 2022

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Ghana, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in a full-time postgraduate programme with a focus on Implementation Research for the 2022–2023 academic year.

Funding for these full scholarships is from TDR, the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.

The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases, malaria, TB/HIV and COVID-19. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most. The goal of this scheme is to enhance postgraduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low- and middle-income countries.

Study Areas for the Scholarship

Scholarships will be offered for academic session 2022–2023, for a one-year Programme in Public Health, leading to an MPH degree or MSc. in Applied Health Social Science. The programmes are taught in English.

Master’s Degree Scholarships (12 months full-time)

  • Master’s in Public Health run by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences) (12 months full-time)
  • MSc. Applied Health Social Science (12 months full-time) run by the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences


The scholarship covers:

  • one round-trip economy airfare between the student’s home country and Accra, Ghana;
  • tuition and academic fees;
  • basic medical and accident insurance;
  • a monthly stipend to cover living expenses, including accommodation equivalent to local living costs; and
  • support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.


Applicants should:

  • be resident in and nationals of a low- or middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank) in the WHO African Region;
  • be under 35 years old at the time of application;
  • meet the standard University of Ghana admission requirements for international or local graduate students (for postgraduate admission requirements at University of Ghana, visit the how to apply to postgraduate programmes page);
  • be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty;
  • be proficient in English;
  • provide evidence of ability to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable) before commencement of the programme; and
  • consent to meet health requirements in line with regulations of the Government of Ghana and the University of Ghana.


To apply for the University of Ghana (Master of Public Health Programme or Master of Science Applied Health Social Science) TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research:

  • Step One: Read more about the application requirement processes, then click on “APPLY NOW” when you are ready to begin the process.
  • Step Two: Select the appropriate option (either “GHANAIAN APPLICANT” or “INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT”, create an account, login and begin the application process. Be sure to select either Master of Public Health or Msc. Applied Health Social Science.
  • Step Three: Once the first two steps have been completed, click here. Create an account and apply for the TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research (2023 academic year). Be sure to select either Master of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Science) or Msc. Applied Health Social Science. Complete all fields and upload the required documents before submitting.

Only applicants who have completed all three steps will be processed further.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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