African Scholars – LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022

The 2022 intake for the LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship application is on, this fellowship program is offered by the Medical Research Council Unit Gambia (MRCG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year Fellowship in Planetary Heath and it is supported by the Peter Piot fellowship program through funding for the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health (CCCPH) at the LSHTM.

LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship funding will be awarded for research that can improve understanding and capacity to prepare and also respond to environmental change and its health impacts in Africa, issues like climate change, land-use change, and urbanization are not left out.

Additionally, the Planetary Health program seeks to foster the professional development of a new generation of specialists to understand the health impacts of environmental change.

LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship offers an early two-year career researcher, including the freedom to pursue novel research in the field of planetary health and climate change. Follows also research on the impact of land-use change, environmental degradation, and the evaluation policies and measures to address these risks.

Recipients of this award will have the opportunity to work with world-class LSHTM faculty, including at MRC Units, in a wide variety of fields such; as Social Science, Data Science, epidemiology, health systems, mathematical modeling, diagnostics, anthropology, clinical research, and many other disciplines.

The Application Process for LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

The application process for LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship is in two phases which are stated below:

Phase 1: Interested applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • CV containing key outputs and publications (3 pages max)
  • Personal statement showing career goals and reasons for applying (max.1 page)
  • Proposed research project to be conducted during the Fellowship (max 1 page)

Please note that during the phase 1 applications, shortlisting will be made by a multi-disciplinary search committee and a shortlist of applicants will be invited to submit full applications in Stage 2.

Phase 2: At this stage, all shortlisted applicants must submit the following:

  • Their Preference for a location to conduct the study
  • A List of two Faculty at LSHTM (either in London or at the MRC Units in Gambia and Uganda) that they would be working with.
  • 2 letters of recommendation preferably from previous academic supervisors.
  • Outline proposal update presented in phase 1
  • The phase 2 application documents should be sent to:
  • Another copy should also be sent to

Very Important!

The application deadline for Phase 1 is 31st May 2022, after which phase 1 applicants will be notified if they are invited to proceed to phase 2 by 30th June 2022.

Applications for Phase 2 will be interviewed in person or virtual in July/August 2022.

LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship offers will be made to successful candidates in September 2022 and Follows should be in post by 2023 January.

Visit the Award official Webpage for Details:

Who’s Eligible to Apply for LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship?

  • Individuals based at LMICs research institutions are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must have Proficiency in the English language to be eligible for the Fellowship.
  • All submitted documents will be used to assess the applications, scores will also be made against the following criteria:
  • A Ph.D. degree was obtained within the last 3 years.
  • Candidates who are confident of completing their Ph.D. by 1 September 2022 are eligible to apply as Fellowships will only be awarded to people who have completed their PhDs.
  • Applicants who demonstrate interest and experience in research on the links between health and environmental change can apply
  • Applicants must possess the ability to conduct a research project relating to environmental change and health that is of high scientific quality and has the potential to make a clear impact on human health, this must be deliverable within the duration of the Fellowship program.

Eligible Countries for LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

The fellowship is open to Sub-Saharan Africa, as defined by United Nations Development Programme.

Benefits of LSHTM Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • The successful fellow will receive a competitive research stipend of £25,000 per annum in either Gambia or Uganda.
  • Also, the fellowship will pay for the fellow’s accommodation, annual holiday airfares, and contribution to children’s school fees.
  • Successful applicants will also receive a modest research budget plus relocation and visa support for international applicants.



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