SUA: PhD Scholarship Under Cystinet Project

CYSTINET-Africa, is an interdisciplinary multinational project focusing on the control of Taenia solium, a tapeworm transmitted between humans and pigs. Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniasis (TSCT) is an emerging but potentially eradicable disease complex that significantly impacts human and animal health as well as community livelihood in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The overall goal of the CYSTINET-Africa consortium is to fill gaps on the way to control and elimination of TSCT by investing in research, capacity building and networking. The project will also create scientific leverage, as results may be translated into the handling of other zoonotic diseases. 

CYSTINET-Africa invites qualified Tanzanians to apply for one scholarship position to undertake a PhD research in Tanzania.  The successful candidate will be registered at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania. The main goal of this research is to develop and implement a locally adapted health education intervention package targeting various stakeholders for the prevention and control of TSCT in Tanzania. 

Scholarship value 
This is a full-funded scholarship, covering tuition fees, stipends, research money and other requirements as per SUA guidelines. 

  1. Tanzanian resident; 
  2. With a Master's degree of SUA or from another approved university. The Master's qualification must be relevant to the field of public health; 
  3. Good command of English and Swahili; 
  4. Good knowledge in research methods, including qualitative research methods; 
  5. Committed in scientific writing and communication; 
  6. Availability for a full-time 4-year PhD by research programme, starting from end of April 2017. 
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply 
An application package consists of a scholarship application letter, copies of degree certificates and academic transcripts, birth certificate, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of two referees. Completed application package should be submitted in hard copies to the addresses below and a scanned copy of the application emailed to [email protected] and [email protected] within three weeks from the date of first appearance of this announcement. 

The Director 
Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies 
Sokoine University of Agriculture 
P. O. Box 3151 
Chuo Kikuu Morogoro, Tanzania 


Helena Ngowi 
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health 
College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences 
Sokoine University of Agriculture 
P. O. Box 3021 

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Source: SUA