Scholarship opportunities for the MSc in Demography and Health at LSHTM


The MSc in Demography and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has a world-leading reputation for technical training in demography and population studies, and is unique because of its substantive focus on health in all regions of the world. 


Several scholarship opportunities are available for this one-year masters programme, including:

· The Basia Zaba Memorial Scholarship – partial scholarship open to all applicants

· GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders –  full scholarship open to applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa

· PIC Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies  –  full scholarship open to UK residents or EU students with eligibility as defined by the ESRC. The scholarship announcement for the following academic year is usually made in the spring.

For an up-to-date list of scholarship opportunities, see https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/funding-scholarships/masters-funding


Inquiries about the Masters program can be directed to the Programme Director, Lynda Clarke, or Admissions Officer, Kazuyo Machiyama (mscdh@lshtm.ac.uk)


Both physical and virtual open days for prospective MSc students are coming up soon!

Commonwealth Scholarships for the MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning at LSHTM

This unique online course offers professional training for those who wish to acquire technical expertise in demographic measurement and estimation; and in understanding the interlinkages between population health, sexual behaviour, fertility, ageing, inequality and migration.

The curriculum includes training in population theories, demographic methods including the analysis of large and complex data, statistics, and epidemiology; and focuses on contemporary population issues in low-, middle- and high-income countries.


  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard; a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
  • Be unable to afford to study your chosen course without this scholarship
  • Hold an offer of admission to one of the eligible programmes before the deadline of 20 June 2018.

For more scholarship information see:


John C Caldwell Endowment for Population, Health and Development

Visiting Fellowship for African Researcher

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career African researcher in population health or demography to develop a collegial partnership with researchers at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) and the School of Demography at the Australian National University(ANU).

In 2018, this program will support one early career African researcher to undertake research for up to three months at the ANU. The Fellowship will fund travel, accommodation and a living allowance. The researcher must be affiliated with an African research institute or university and have a PhD or equivalent or be in the final stages of completion of a PhD. Funding will also be available for a short period (e.g. 1 week) for a NCEPH / School of Demography collaborator to undertake a reciprocal visit.

A primary goal of this program is to establish ongoing collaboration.

More details and application instructions can be found at: http://nceph.anu.edu.au/education/scholarships/caldwell-visiting-fellowship-2018

Application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Applications open at University of Witwatersrand

The 2018 Applications for Honors/ Masters/ Doctor of Philosophy in Demography and Population Studies @ Wits University is Now Open. Visit www.wits.ac.za/applications to apply online

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Highly motivated early career individuals are invited to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on New Methods for Understanding African Demography and Family Transition Research at the Demography and Population Studies Program of the University of Witwatersrand. Applications must be made to Clifford.Odimegwu@wits.ac.za. Applications are open until the position is filled.

For more information contact Prof. C.O Odimegwu; Tel: +27 11 717 4056; email: Clifford.odimegwu@wits.ac.za

Download Demography and Population Studies Postdoc 2017 for further details

Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2017 for African Scholars Applications for the Cadbury Research Fellowship Scheme 2017 have been opened. This fellowship scheme is run annually by the Department of African Studies and Anthropology of the University of Birmingham. The Fellowship is fully funded. The Cadbury programme for 2017 will be organised around the theme of Marriage in Africa. It is convened in honour of Lynne Brydon and marks her contribution to the establishment of gender studies in Africa. Deadline for submission: 9th December 2016. For more information: https://goo.gl/lPYClg

Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) 2017 for Mid-Career African Academics The ASLP is an initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Awards, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The programme aims to train fellows in advanced leadership skills and empower them to lead a new paradigm for African science. Applications are invited from early to mid-career researchers in all disciplines including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities. Deadline for applications: 12pm UTC16 December 2016. Visit https://goo.gl/YYZayW to apply. For further information: https://goo.gl/9ibh4n

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2017-18. The EDSD is an eleven-month program that is offered every year, with the goal to provide students in the first year of their doctoral studies with an appropriate high-level education in demography. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation and forecasting. The EDSD does not charge fees. Several European research institutes and universities provide full fellowships for all students accepted into the School. The application deadline is March 15, 2017. Visit http://www.eds-demography.org for more information on the EDSD curriculum and application instructions.

POST-DOC POSITION, “Global-Race” Project Ined is recruiting to fill one postdoctoral position for its project “Global-Race” funded by ANR, with an appointment term of two years. The position will be attached to the research unit “International Migration and Minorities”.and the activities will be performed with the project team (see here: http://global-race.site.ined.fr/) . Profile: Doctoral degree in Social science and an experience in research on one or more of the topics related to racism, discriminations, equality policies or statistical classifications. Oral and written command of English and French. Knowledge of other European languages will be appreciated. Working conditions: Fixed-term contract of two years with effect on 1 November 2016. The gross salary will depend on previous experience and range between 2350€ and 2733€ monthly (gross). Application procedure: : The application, written in French or English, shall contain a letter of application explaining your interest for the position, a CV and the name, e-mail address and phone numbers of two references. The application should be sent by mail at simon@ined.fr before September 26, 2016.


Population is a quarterly scientific journal published in English (PopulationE) and in French (PopulationF) by INED. The Population Young Author Prize is open to PhD students and young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2016

For more information:  http://www.journal-population.com/young-authors-prize/


The 2017 round of applications for the John C Caldwell African Research Fellowship in Population, Health and Development has opened. This year the fellowship will support an early career researcher, including people in the final stage of a PhD.  The aim is to foster academic links between population, health and development researchers at the Australian National University and African universities and institutions.

More information can be found at http://nceph.anu.edu.au/research/highlight-stories/caldwell-fellowship-2017-call-applications

The closing date is 17 September 2016. Enquiries can be directed to Ann Larson at ann.larson@anu.edu.au


INED is seeking to recruit 1 PhD Candidate for a period of 3 years. The PhD candidate will contribute to the research program of INED’s UR5, “Mortality, Health and Epidemiology” under the flagship project “Longevity and healthy ageing”. The dissertation project’s aim is to estimate the risks of death above age 90 and to assess how they have changed over time since the 1980s in Belgium, France, and Quebec.

Closing Date: 20th April 2016 Applications must be sent to France Meslé (mesle@ined.fr) and Nadine Ouellette (nadine.ouellette@ined.fr)