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.