The Positive Action for Children Fund Scholarship Programme combines completion of a health/development-focused qualifying MSc programme with practical industry experience to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates and catalysts of change in their home country, with a particular focus on championing the role of community interventions in contributing to the HIV and global health response.
The programme’s objectives are to:
* build knowledge, understanding and skills in global health theory;
* apply this learning within the development industry context through practical experience;
* develop strategies to address in-country health gaps and accelerate country-level responses, with a particular focus on community-led interventions; and
* grow in-country advocates and catalysts for positive change in HIV/AIDS programming.
Fields of Study: hold an offer of admission for one of the following London-based MSc programmes of study
o MSc Control of Infectious Diseases
o MSc Epidemiology
o MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
o MSc Public Health
o MSc Reproductive & Sexual Health
o MSc Public Health for Development
Eligibility: To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must
* be nationals of, and resident in, countries in sub-Saharan Africa; and
* intend to return to sub-Saharan Africa on completion of their MSc year at the School; and
* have 2 years experience working in any function (board, staff, volunteer etc.) within a grassroots community based organization with a focus on HIV/AIDS and/or public health intervention. The selection committee consider a grassroots community organization to be a non-profit group that work with local communities in delivering HIV/AIDS and/or public health interventions. Applications are encouraged from volunteers, youth group leaders, peer-support group leaders who are delivering locally based interventions.
* confirm (by submitting an application for this scholarship) that s/he would not otherwise be able to pay for their proposed programme of study, and
* agree to undertaking a 3 month placement with PACF, in their London office, during the summer (whilst simultaneously undertaking their MSc project); and
* meet the School’s minimum English language requirements, as required for admission to study, if short-listed; and
Applicants should ensure they demonstrate outstanding experience and qualifications in their study and scholarship applications, as appropriate. Preference will be given to those candidates who show how their skills and knowledge might be applied to community HIV/AIDS interventions, and who explain how they will be effective catalysts of change in their communities, particularly with regard to community HIV/AIDS interventions, once they have completed their MSc programme of study.
Number of Awardees: 2
Value of Scholarship: Each scholarship will cover:
* tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip fees, and
* a tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP 16,750.00, and
* GBP 2,000.00 towards MSc project costs, and
* a training support grant for the practical learning element of the award.
Duration of Scholarship: 1 year
How to Apply: Visit link below.