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CARTA PhD Fellowship 2024/2025


We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2024/2025 CARTA PhD Fellowship is now open.

CARTA PhD Fellowship 2024/2025

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is now accepting applications for its 2024-2025 PhD fellowship programme. CARTA, a collaboration between African universities, research institutes, and global partners, provides an innovative doctoral training model in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim is to produce high-quality graduates who can lead impactful research addressing health and development challenges in Africa.

CARTA PhD Fellowship Eligibility

To be eligible for the CARTA PhD Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Not be registered for a PhD, or be in the first year of the programme.
  • Be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions.
  • Propose PhD research relevant to public and population health.
  • Commit to participating in all four annual Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes).
  • For male applicants, be under the age of 40, and for female applicants, be under 45.


The fellowship is available to staff members at several African institutions, including:

Application Procedure

Interested individuals must:

  1. Contact the CARTA focal person at their institution or download application forms from the CARTA website.
  2. Submit application forms and reference letters to institutional focal persons by April 15, 2024, with a copy to the CARTA Secretariat (email: carta@aphrc.org).
  3. Await nomination by their institution and an invitation to the full application process.

Full applications must be submitted via the official portal and will include a research proposal, CV, letter of support, three timed tasks, and two free online courses. The institutional selection process will occur between April 15 and May 15, 2024, with a final fellowship decision communicated by November 1, 2024.

Application Dates

  • Application submission to focal persons: by April 15, 2024
  • Institutional nomination: April 15 to May 15, 2024
  • Full application submission: June 1 to July 15, 2024
  • Fellowship decision announced: by November 1, 2024


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