AMARI Scholarships 2023 – APPLY NOW

We are pleased to inform you that applications are now open for the 2023 edition of the AMARI Scholarships. The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) has been established as a robust capacity-building program aimed at enhancing mental health research capabilities. In 2023, AMARI is offering scholarships for doctoral study in public mental health, providing a valuable opportunity for aspiring researchers in Africa.

AMARI Scholarships 2023
AMARI Scholarships 2023

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) is a key partner in the implementation of AMARI-II. Situated in South Africa, CPMH is dedicated to promoting research, training, and advocacy in the field of public mental health. CPMH invites applications from South African citizens or permanent residents for the prestigious 4-year full-time PhD fellowship.

AMARI Scholarships 2023 Program Details

AMARI promotes collaboration, knowledge exchange, and skill development among researchers, ultimately contributing to the overall improvement of mental health in Africa. Building upon the success of AMARI-I, which was implemented from 2015 to 2022, the AMARI-II program continues the mission of enhancing mental health research in Africa.

Through this program, AMARI aims to support doctoral studies in public mental health, providing scholars with the necessary resources, mentorship, and opportunities to conduct impactful research in their respective areas of interest.

The second edition of the AMARI Program is funded and supported by  the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) initiative. DELTAS Africa is an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) and is backed by the Wellcome Trust and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). This substantial support enables AMARI-II to offer scholarships to exceptional doctoral candidates in the field of public mental health.

Benefits of the AMARI Scholarships

AMARI scholarships offer numerous benefits to successful applicants. These include:

  • A tax free Stipend of R300 000 per year. The scholarship also covers the research running costs
  • This fund is offered for the tenure of the scholarships (4 years) however, a proof of satisfactory academic progress will be required for continued registration.
  • Additionally, Scholars will gain access to world-class research facilities, mentorship from experienced researchers, and networking opportunities with other scholars and professionals in the field.
  • AMARI scholars become part of a vibrant community that encourages collaboration and intellectual growth.

Eligibility Criteria for AMARI Scholarships

For applicants to be considered eligible for the AMARI scholarships, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • Applicants are expected to have already obtained a Master’s degree in relevant areas to public mental health, this areas include; psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work.
  • Candidates must posses a strong interpersonal skills
  • Applicants must have the ability to to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to be eligible for this scholarship

Application Process

The application process for the AMARI scholarships is structured and thorough.

Deadline: 31 August 2023.

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