The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) at Antwerp awards up to three PhD fellowships to outstanding alumni from its international Master and expert courses each year. The grant is initially allocated for a period of two years, with a renewal for another two years based on evaluation. The grant includes a living allowance, research costs and supervision costs. The living allowance in Belgium is 1600 euro per month and may be awarded for up to 24 months. A bench fee of up to 6000 euro per year is allowed to cover costs directly related to the student’s training and research. A maximum supervision allowance of 500 euro per month may be awarded.
Candidates should have a diploma of one of the ITM Master programmes or a certificate of one of the ITM short courses. Candidates should be linked to a scientific institute or university in the South. At least one supervisor at both the home institute and the ITM need to supervise the thesis work. Both must be eligible as formal academic supervisor of PhD theses according to their national and/or institutional. Candidates should be able to obtain the PhD degree before the age of 45. Candidates should be citizen of a country eligible for fellowships funded by DGD .