The SSPH+ Global PhD Fellowship Program in Public Health Sciences funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Horizon 2020 – COFUND)

GlobalP3HS is an innovative Swiss doctoral program designed to compe­ti­tively recruit excep­tionally talented students from all over the world. Young scientists interested in proposing, learning, and performing cutting-edge research in public health sciences and keen to become the next generation of public health leaders in both the academic and non-academic sector, are invited to apply for one of, in total, 50 doctoral fellowships of up to 42 months in duration.

GlobalP3HS students will be under the super­vision of one of some 150 public health faculty members affiliated with a SSPH+ partner university who cover a broad range of disci­plines. Students will enroll at their super­visor’s university and register in one of several structured PhD programs led by SSPH+ Faculty members. They will choose courses from a wide range of inter­di­sci­plinary offers, including health economics, public health, epide­miology, social health sciences, nursing or law. Students must pass at least 18 ECTS, including formal training in trans­ferable skills and research ethics. Furthermore, internships are offered to allow students to explore non-academic career paths as part of the PhD career as well.

Parti­cularly welcomed and encouraged are appli­cations by women and appli­cations under the “sandwich model”. The sandwich model is a successful model to build sustainable research capacity in low and middle income countries (LMIC). It includes a LMIC partnership for the PhD thesis, shared super­vision, fieldwork and/​or research stays in the LMIC. In case of equally scoring candidates, appli­cations by women and appli­cations under the sandwich model will be favored.

Call for appli­cations

There will be 3 calls aiming at selecting a total of 50 excellent PhD students:

  • Call 1: Opens on Monday, 2 July 2018 and closes on Friday, 12 October 2018; possible PhD start in December 2018
  • Call 2: Opens on Monday, 3 December 2018 and closes on Friday, 1 February 2019; possible PhD start in April 2019
  • Call 3: Opens on Monday, 1 April 2019 and closes on Friday, 28 June 2019; possible PhD start in October 2019

Appli­cations must be submitted via the online appli­cation platform.

GlobalP3HS supports gender equality and strongly encourages females to apply.

 

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