AMARI Scholarships for Doctoral Study 2023/2024 – The African Mental Health Research Initiative is inviting application from all interested but suitably qualified persons. See below for all you need to know; the requirements, application closing date, and how to apply.
AMARI-II is a consortium of six African universities whose overall goal is to build excellence in leadership, training, and science amongst African scholars in mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) research in Africa. AMARI-II aims to shift the centre of gravity in global mental
health (GMH) by ensuring that African scientists become leaders in GMH research, training and implementation. Key focus will be on strengthening AMARI-II’s collective ability to introduce interventions that reduce the treatment gap for mental health conditions in Africa. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites applications from South African citizens or permanent residents for a 4-year full-time PhD fellowship.
The AMARI-II programme is offering 2023/24 MPhil, PhD, and Postdoctoral fellowships to candidates from partner countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). AMARI-II is being implemented with funding support of the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa), an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) with funding support of Welcome and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
- The value of the Scholarship is R300 000 per year.
- This is a taxfree stipend. Generous research running costs are available to carry out the intended research.
- Although the tenure of the scholarships is for 4 years, evidence of satisfactory academic progress will be required for continued registration
- The successful incumbent will be required to:
• Register for full-time study at the Centre for Public Mental Health in the Department
of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town in January 2024. (The
fellow may not be registered for any other higher education programme during the
• Comply with the University’s approved policies, procedures and practises for the
• Enter into a bi-lateral Memorandum of Understanding with their supervisor
• Live in Cape Town for the duration of the fellowship.
- Successful candidates will not be permitted to be on salaried employment concurrently.
- No service will be required in return of the award, although we expect the successful fellow to dedicate 10% of
their time to CPMH activities.
- Applicants require a prior Master’s degree in a foundational discipline relevant to public mental health (e.g. psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work).
- Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a collaborative fashion as part of a
Eligible Regions: African countries