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ADDRF 2014 Call for Applications

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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce the seventh call for applications for the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF). The ADDRF Fellowship Program seeks to facilitate more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research, strengthen their research skills, and provide them an opportunity for timely completion of their doctoral training. The Program targets doctoral students with strong commitment to a career in training and/or research. The overall goal of the ADDRF Program is to support the training and retention of highly-skilled, locally-trained scholars in research and academic positions across the region.

The ADDRF will award about 20 fellowships in 2014 to doctoral students who are within two years of completing their thesis at an African university.

In this phase of funding and in consideration of IDRC's health programming priorities, candidates whose dissertation topics address health policy or health systems issues will be given special consideration. The Program has also reserved a small number of fellowships specifically for doctoral students conducting research on health inequities in urban areas or the reproductive health of marginalized urban communities. These fellowships are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


The application form and supporting documents must be submitted on email at


For questions, please contact:

The ADDRF Manager, E-mail:

Telephone: 254 20 400 1000/ +254 20 266 2244 /+254 20 266 2255

Cell: +254 722 205-933 / 720 098-388 / 733 410-102; Fax : +254 20 400 1101


*Date limited: 20 March 2014*

Please find attached the supporting documents.

Click  to view: Budget template and Timeline-to-completion template