M-HIRST Master’s Degree Fellowships at the University of Malawi

Established by the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, the M-HIRST Master’s Degree Fellowships is dedicated to successful Malawian students who want to pursue a Master’s degree program in the area of HIV implementation science research. Successful candidates are required to take the following courses in the College of Medicine Support Centre:

1. Introduction to Implementation Research
2. Epidemiology
3. Biostatics
4. Grant Writing
5. Manuscript Writing
6. Clinical Research Design
7. Social Sciences for Public Health
8. HIV& AIDS

The College of Medicine was established in 1991 as a constituent college within the University of Malawi. It is the only medical college in Malawi. It has progressively grown from a program with 10 to 15 students per year to a program with an average 60 per year with 110 faculty members of whom 67% are Malawians.

The M-HIRST Master’s Fellowships, financially supported by the National Institutes of Health – Fogarty International Centre in the US, enable brilliant Malawian students to achieve research and academic excellence and leadership in the area of HIV implementation science research. Only students who meet the following criteria will be considered for the Fellowship:

  • Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university, in any area relevant to the health sector or;
  • Students who have already been admitted to an accredited master’s degree offered by the College of Medicine;
  • Malawian students are eligible to apply for this Fellowship.

Students who wish to embrace a career in the medical field can apply by accessing the following link http://www.medcol.mw/call-for-applications-for-m-hirst-masters-degree-fellowships/ and download the Master’s Fellowship web-based application form. The form should be accompanied by their updated CV and photocopies of their Bachelor’s degree academic transcripts to the RSC Training Coordinator within the College of Medicine at rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw.

The award offered will cover the tuition and will be based on the merit of the proposal, innovation, research aptitude of the applicant, and potential of the applicant to progress with doctoral (Ph.D.) studies in HIV implementation science. The closing date for the application is September 30th 2017.

Students who wish to learn more about the Fellowship and the College of Medicine are advised to consult the official website here http://www.medcol.mw/call-for-applications-for-m-hirst-masters-degree-fellowships/

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