Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 Application Update : Current School News

Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022 Application Update

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– Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship –

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students for their Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. It is a partially funded scholarship for all students.

Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

About the Fellowship Program

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies, and continuing education in public and global health. LSHTM has an international presence and collaborative ethos.

It is uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research findings into tangible impact.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a public research university on Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, Camden, and a constituent college of the University of London that specializes in public health and tropical medicine.

On successful completion of their studies, its students gain a University of London degree. The institution was founded in 1899 by Sir Patrick Manson, after a donation from the Indian Parsi philanthropist B.D. Petit.

Since its foundation, it has become one of the most highly placed institutions in global rankings in the fields of public health and infectious diseases.

Aim and Benefits of Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

The fellow will receive a competitive research fellowship stipend of £25,000 per annum at either Gambia or Uganda. In addition, the fellowship will pay for the fellow’s accommodation, annual holiday airfares, and contribution to children’s school fees.

They will also receive a modest research budget. Relocation and visa support will also be available for international applicants.

Requirements for Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

1. Applications from individuals based at LMICs research institutions are strongly encouraged. Proficiency in the English language is a requirement for the Fellowship. Applications will be assessed on submitted documents and scored against the following criteria:

2. Completed Ph.D. degree within the last 3 years. We will accept applications from candidates who are confident that they will complete their Ph.D. by 1 September 2022. Fellowships will only be awarded to people who have completed their PhDs.

3. Demonstrated interest and experience in research on the links between health and environmental change.

4. Ability to conduct a research project relating to environmental change and health that is of high scientific quality and has the potential to make a clear impact on human health and that is deliverable within the duration of the Fellowship program.

5. Clear route for Fellowship work to benefit communities disproportionately affected by environmental change and/or traditionally under-served or under-resourced in adaptation or mitigation response measures.

6. Potential for the project to generate novel interdisciplinary insights or methodology.

7. A clear plan for the Fellowship to contribute to career development.

8. Potential for the project to deliver a positive impact that lasts beyond the end of the Fellowship.

Interview date, Process, and Venue for Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Stage 1 application deadline is 31st May 2022. Stage 1 applicants will be notified if they are invited to proceed to Stage 2 by 30th June 2022.

Stage 2 applications will be interviewed either face-to-face or “virtual” in July/August 2022.

Fellowship offers will be made to successful candidates in September 2022.

The Fellowship start date will be flexible, but the fellow should be in post by 1st January 2023.

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Documents Required for Application

1. CV including a summary of key outputs and publications (maximum 3 pages).

2. Personal statement (maximum 1 page) outlining career goals and reasons for applying.

3. An outline of a proposed research project to be conducted during the Fellowship (maximum 1 page).

4. Preference for a location to conduct the study.

5. List of two Faculty members at LSHTM (either in London or at the MRC Units in Gambia and Uganda) they would be working with.

6. Two letters of recommendation preferably from previous academic supervisors.

7. An update of the outline proposal presented in stage one (details will be provided after stage 1 selections).

Application Deadline

May 31, 2022

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How to Apply

This is a two-stage application process with the following timelines Stage 1: Interested applicants are invited to submit:

1. CV including a summary of key outputs and publications (maximum 3 pages).

2. Personal statement (maximum 1 page) outlining career goals and reasons for applying.

3. An outline of a proposed research project to be conducted during the Fellowship (maximum 1 page).

4. Applications at Stage 1 will be shortlisted by a multi-disciplinary search committee and a shortlist of applicants will be invited to submit full applications in Stage 2.

Stage 2: Shortlisted applicants must submit:

1. Preference for a location to conduct the study

2. List of two Faculty at LSHTM (either in London or at the MRC Units in Gambia and Uganda) they would be working with.

3. Two letters of recommendation preferably from previous academic supervisors.

4. An update of the outline proposal presented in stage one (details will be provided after stage 1 selections).

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