The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) is a mental health research capacity building programme. AMARI-II builds on the initial AMARI-I which ran from 2015 - 2022. AMARI-II is being implemented with funding support of the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa), an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA). This initiative is supported by the Wellcome Trust and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH) invites applications from South African citizens or permanent residents for a 4-year full-time PhD fellowship.
The African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) is a mental health research capacity building programme launched in 2015 to build an Africa-led network of future leaders in mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) research in Africa. AMARI is implementing its second phase, AMARI-II 2023-2027 with funding support from the second phase of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa), a programme of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) being implemented with support from Wellcome and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FC... read more
AMARI-II is a consortium of six African universities whose overall goal is to build excellence in leadership, training, and science amongst African scholars in mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) research in Africa.
AMARI-II aims to shift the centre of gravity in global mental health (GMH) by ensuring that African scientists become leaders in GMH research, training and implementation.
Key focus will be on strengthening AMARI-II’s collective ability to introduce interventions that reduce the treatment gap for mental health conditions in Africa.
The value of the Scholarship is R300 000 per year. This is a taxfree stipend. Generous research running costs are available to carry out the intended research. Although the tenure of the scholarships is for 4 years, evidence of satisfactory academic progress will be required for continued registration.
Applicants require a prior Master’s degree in a foundational discipline relevant to public mental health (e.g. psychology, public health, medicine, nursing, social work). Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a collaborative fashion as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Interested applicants should complete the application form and contact Associate Professor Claire van der Westhuizen at [email protected] or Ms Songelwa Mobo at [email protected] should they have any questions.
Deadline for Applications: 31 August 2023
For more details visit: AMARI website.