Scholarships For Doctoral Study 2023 – African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI)
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AMARI-II is a program that aims to build research capacity in mental health. It is a continuation of the active AMARI-I program from 2015 to 2022. The program is being implemented with the support of DELTAS Africa, an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA).
DELTAS Africa is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites applications from South African citizens or permanent residents for a full-time PhD fellowship that will last four years.
The AMARI program was launched in 2015 to build research capacity in African mental health, neurological, and substance use (MNS) fields to create a network of future leaders in these areas. The program is now in its second phase, AMARI-II 2023-2027.
It is being funded by DELTAS Africa’s second phase, which is part of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA), supported by the Wellcome Trust and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
The AMARI-II consortium consists of six African universities, including Addis Ababa University, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, University of Ghana, University of Zambia, and University of Zimbabwe, as well as two UK universities, King’s College London and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The primary goal of AMARI-II is to promote excellence in leadership, training, and science among African scholars in MNS research.
AMARI-II aims to shift the focus of global mental health by empowering African scientists to become leaders in MNS research, training, and implementation, particularly emphasising reducing the treatment gap for mental health disorders in Africa.
AMARI Scholarships For Doctoral Study (Public Mental Health)
|Organisation||African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI)|
|Country to study||South Africa|
|School to study||University of Cape Town|
|Course to study||Check courses|
|Application Deadline||August 31, 2023|
Aim And Benefits Scholarships
AMARI-II is a group of six African universities that have come together to promote excellence in leadership, training, and science among African scholars in mental health, neurological disorders, and substance use.
The main objective of AMARI-II is to empower African scientists to become leaders in global mental health research, training, and implementation, specifically emphasising reducing the treatment gap for mental health disorders in Africa.
The consortium aims to shift the focus of global mental health by strengthening its collective ability to introduce interventions that address the treatment gap for mental health conditions in Africa.
The Scholarship offers an annual amount of R300,000, which is exempt from taxes. It also provides sufficient funds for research expenses to conduct the proposed research. While the scholarship is valid for four years, the recipient must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress to maintain their registration.
The AMARI Scholarships are available for doctoral students who wish to pursue courses related to Public Mental Health.
Requirements For Scholarships Qualification
To be eligible for the AMARI Scholarships, applicants must possess a Master’s degree in a foundational discipline related to public mental health, such as psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, or social work.
Additionally, applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of working collaboratively as multi-disciplinary team members.
August 31, 2023
How To Apply
If you are both interested and meet the qualifications for the AMARI Scholarships, you can submit your application through Amari-africa.org. The application form must be completed, and if you have any inquiries, you can contact Associate Professor Claire van der Westhuizen at [email protected] or Ms Songelwa Mobo at [email protected].
For more details, visit the AMARI website.