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Africa Ph.D. Scholarship Program in Malaria Modelling 2023 at Next Einstein Forum


MaModAfrica Consortium will offer eight fully funded Ph.D. positions in this prestigious new doctoral program. Most of the recruited students will be based in our three focus countries (Rwanda, Benin, and Mozambique) in partnership with universities and research institutions across Africa and globally. The program aims to train future African modellers who will have an impact across academia, industry, education, and government.

This transdisciplinary program will focus on state-of-the-art modelling approaches driven by real-world questions in public health to reduce the burden of Malaria in Africa. It is built on the understanding that impactful approaches in Malaria modelling require technical expertise (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computation, and data science), the ability to formalize problems coming from experimental fields (e.g., parasitology, entomology, public health, and epidemiology) and communicate efficiently on the modelling process and the models with NMCPs.


  • Length of program: 3 years

  • Fully funded (stipend, equipment, health insurance, relocation costs, conference attendance, direct cost to graduating institution such as tuition fees and registration fees)

  • International supervision teams from well-known research institutions

  • Research topics that push the boundaries of Malaria modelling

  • Program start: October 2023


  • Master’s degree or equivalent (completed by Sept 2023) in relevant quantitative fields (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, bioinformatics, econometrics, infectious disease epidemiology)

  • Research potential evidenced by academic performance and involvement in relevant academic activities

  • Being an African national, citizenship or permanent residence in the focus country is a plus

  • Language proficiency in the spoken language(s) of the focus country/countries

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel (training courses, collaborations, conferences)

  • Female applicants are highly encouraged


17th March 2023

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