Application Process

Elijah Mbaja (right) with Shamba Maisha study participants, Migori County, Kenya

Eligibility

  • Master’s degree in Public health, Development Sciences, Social and Behavioral Science, Nutrition, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Medicine, or Nursing
  • Existing first-year or beginning PhD student at Maseno University as evidenced with letter of admission to a PhD program. Candidates must demonstrate relevant, solution-based research ideas and are committed to improving HIV-related health outcomes in Kenya through SD4H interventions. SD4H intervention considers development sciences by understanding or addressing issues such as economics, agriculture, environmental science, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

Preferred: Priority will be given to applicants with current faculty positions at Maseno University.

Application requirements:

  • Resume or CV
  • Applicant essay with prior research experience including publications, coursework, work history, statement of purpose, and proposed research concept.
  • Letter of Recommendation (from an academic mentor, Chair of Department, or Dean)

Submit applications and questions to Dr. Louisa Ndunyu at email address: SD4H@maseno.ac.ke. The deadline to apply is June 12, 2020.  Fellowship begins in August 2020.

Selection Process

Applicants will be scored based on research experience including publications, coursework, work history, statement of purpose, and research concept content. In the first phase, the applications are reviewed on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous research experience, research concept, and letter of recommendation. Applicants approved by the initial review are invited for an in person or virtual interview.

Photo by David LaChapelle