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The LIGHT PhD Programme For PhD African Students.



The LIGHT PhD Programme For PhD African Students.

The LIGHT Consortium: (Leaving no-one behInd: transforming Gendered pathways to Health for TB) is a UK Aid-funded programme that will deliver transformative, cross-disciplinary research across a consortium of partners based in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and the UK to reduce the number of people affected by tuberculosis (TB) in sub- Saharan Africa being left behind. This will enable rapid deployment of new tools for TB control (vaccines, new drugs and shorter drug regimens, diagnostics) that are expected to come online in 2025.

The LIGHT PhD Programme

PhD students will be integral to the conduct of our research and The LIGHT PhD Programme will host five PhD studentships, one within each of our four African partner countries (Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda) and one within our Research Uptake team based at AFIDEP in Nairobi, Kenya or Lilongwe, Malawi.

Available funding will include programme fees at the off-site student rate, contribution to research support costs and stipend. Stipends will be in alignment with the standard allocation made by each host institute.

For further information, please contact the Primary Investigator at the institution to which you’re applying  (Eliya Zulu(link sends e-mail)/AFIDEP; Bruce Kirenga(link sends e-mail)/MLI ; Peter MacPherson(link sends e-mail)/MLW ;(link sends e-mail)Jeremiah Chakaya(link sends e-mail)/ReSok; John Bimba(link sends e-mail)/ZRC ).

PhD applicants will be required to have at least a basic right to work in the host country and will need to provide evidence of this prior to commencement of the studentship.

There are 5 PhD opportunities. Each studentship will work on one of the following themes:

  1. Research Uptake to maximise research impact at the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in Nairobi, Kenya or Lilongwe, Malawi.
  2. Theory driven development of a contextualised and targeted active TB case finding for the youth in Kenya based at the Respiratory Society of Kenya (ReSoK) in Nairobi
  3. Modelling interventions to improve engagement of young adults and men in tuberculosis active case finding in high HIV prevalence settings based at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW) in Blantyre, Malawi
  4. Development of gender sensitive TB screening interventions for community settings in Uganda and Nigeria based at the Zankli Research Centre (ZRC) in Abuja, Nigeria
  5. Evaluation of the feasibility, affordability, acceptability and effectiveness of a gender transformative TB screening interventions in formal health systems in Uganda and Nigeria based at the Makerere Lung Institute (MLI) in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruitment timeline:

Closing date:                    10th December 2020

Shortlisting:                      Week commencing 11th January 2021

Interviews:                       Week commencing 25th January 2021

Notification date:            Week commencing 1st February 2021

Start date:      May 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the LIGHT PhD Programme 2021

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists



Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.


Benefits include:

Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.

Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.

Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (covid permitting).

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential.

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.

World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2021

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