IDRC is pleased to announce that another 19 doctoral students in sub-Saharan Africa will receive financial and research support under the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF) program. The program, launched in 2008, addresses some of the challenges faced by graduate students in African universities and fosters more rigorous engagement of doctoral students in research and publication through mentorship and supervisor support. Workshops targeting the students serve to strengthen their research and writing skills including reference management, proposal development, and research communication. To date, with funding from IDRC’s Governance for Equity in Health Systems program, ADDRF has supported 96 doctoral students (45 females, 51 males) from 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. A third competition is planned for late 2012.This competition is part of IDRC’s International Fellowships Program (IFP) and is managed by the African Population and Health Research Center based in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more about the ADDRF recipients and their research topics on the IFP webpage.
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