The LIGHT Ph.D. Programme 2021 Recruitment Timeline and How to Apply

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The LIGHT Consortium is a UK Aid-funded program that will deliver transformative, cross-disciplinary research across a consortium of partners based in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and the UK to reduce the number of people affected by tuberculosis (TB) in sub- Saharan Africa being left behind.

The LIGHT Ph.D. Programme 2021

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This will enable the rapid deployment of new tools for TB control (vaccines, new drugs, and shorter drug regimens, diagnostics) that are expected to come online in 2025.

The call for applications for the LIGHT consortium Ph.D. studentships is now OPEN

Recruitment Timeline:

Closing date:                    10th December 2020

Shortlisting:                      Week commencing 11th January 2021

Interviews:                       Week commencing 25th January 2021

Notification date:            Week commencing 1st February 2021

Start date:      May 2021

The LIGHT Ph.D. Programme

Ph.D. students will be integral to the conduct of our research and we will host five Ph.D. studentships, one within each of our four African partner countries (Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda) and one within our Research Uptake team based at AFIDEP in Nairobi, Kenya or Lilongwe, Malawi.

We will offer five, full-time, four-year studentships. Available funding will include program fees at the off-site student rate, contribution to research support costs, and stipend.

Available funding will include program fees at the off-site student rate, contribution to research support costs, and stipend. Stipends will be in alignment with the standard allocation made by each host institute.

Ph.D. applicants will be required to have at least a basic right to work in the host country and will need to provide evidence of this prior to commencement of the studentship.

There are 5 Ph.D. opportunities. Each studentship will work on one of the following themes:

Follow the links to find out more about the research and the application process.

For more information, visit the LIGHT Ph.D. Program 2021

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