Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: 20 Ph.D positions with UNESCO


Twenty Ph.D. positions are available in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Project on Pro-poor Sanitation Innovations, named “Stimulating local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia” due to a grant of US$8 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The grant will be used to finance a 5-year capacity building and research project to stimulate local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.  The deadline for the application is tight: 15 December 2011.

  • The positions are based at the premises of the 8 project partners.
  • The PhD fellow will report to the professor in charge at the host academic institution.
  • The PhD position is funded on a fellowship arrangement in accordance with standard practice applied at host institutions;
  • Expected starting date is early 2012;
  • Duration of the assignment is maximum 4 years;
  • The PhD fellow will have high degree of involvement in execution of the research package assigned to the host institution under this project.
  • The PhD fellow will be awarded the doctoral degree by the host institution.
  • The list of 5 research themes and number of PhD positions per partner and research theme is shown in table on the UNESCO website.

See UNESCO – Water and Sanitation Health Education for further details.

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