MEDCOL Call For Applications For M-Hirst Small Grants Programme 2018

By | January 26, 2018

MEDCOL Call For Applications For M-Hirst Small Grants Programme 2018

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally.  In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following fellowships:

  1. Implementation Science Mentored Small Grants Program

With funding from the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Centre in the USA, the Malawi HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program (M-HIRST) will fund mentored small grants which will enable Malawians achieve research and academic excellence and leadership in the area of HIV implementation science research. The M-HIRST programme will also support academics/research scientists employed in the CoM or its recognized local research implementation partners to develop their implementation science skills so that they can progress towards research independence.
Through the M-HIRST programme small grant funding (up to US$12,500) is also available for any academic or research scientists employed or affiliated to the College of Medicine who would like to implement preliminary HIV implementation research project to generate data for future large research projects.
Admission requirements for small grants:

  1. Enrolled or completed in Master’s Degree Program
  2. Completed MMED (or equivalent) in relevant subject or
  3. PhD in relevant subject or
  4. Medical Degree with Master’s in Public Health or equivalent
  5. Employees of the College of Medicine or its research implementation partners

M-HIRST fellowship applicants should use the attached small grants template to prepare and submit their applications.
Interested candidates should applications along with their updated curriculum vitae and photocopies of their relevant academic transcripts to the CoM RSC Training Coordinator ( The deadline for receiving applications will be on Sunday, 31st December 2017.
Masters Fellowship Application Template
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