In October, ISGlobal was named a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence by the Spanish State Research Agency, a body affiliated with the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. This accreditation has enabled the Institute to launch an International PhD Programme in Global Health and to offer eight scholarships for national and international students this year.
Applicants can choose from among 28 research proposals covering a wide range of subjects in the field of global heath, including malaria, air pollution and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Among other requirements, scholarship applicants must have a university degree in a discipline related to global health (biomedicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental sciences, etc.). The scientific committee overseeing the selection process will assess the candidates’ academic excellence and commitment to pursuing a research career in the field of global health and population studies.
The call for applications will be open from 30 March until 30 April. Short-listed candidates will be invited to sit for an online interview. The starting date of the PhD studies will depend on the research proposal selected by the student in each case.
ISGlobal, Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence
ISGlobal is the only global public health centre accredited as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence. This accreditation recognises the excellence, scientific contributions, social and economic impact, and talent-attracting capacity of research centres in Spain and elsewhere. The purpose of the award is to fund and distinguish research centres and public research units that have developed highly competitive, cutting-edge research programmes positioned among the best in the world in their respective scientific fields. The award provides €4 million in funding over a four-year period, which has allowed ISGlobal to create the International PhD Programme in Global Health.
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