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Scholarships Opportunities in Kenya

Moi University
College of Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Child Health and Paediatrics
University Research Chair for Health Systems

Background: Moi University was awarded the University Research Chair for Health Systems in March 2015 under the sponsorship of National Council for Science Technology and innovation (NACOSTI) and Canadian International Centre for research and Development (IDRC). 

The award on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) runs over a 5 year period 2014 – 2019 and it includes six objectives one of which is capacity building in Health Systems.

Goal of URCP for Health systems: To contribute to improvement of maternal and child health in Kenya through health system strengthening initiatives at community and primary care levels 

In this regard the University Research Chair Program (URCP) wishes to announce training sponsorship for MMed, MPH, MSc and PhD candidates that will conduct research in the area of MNCH health systems management. 

The PhD or Master program can be taken in any University. 

The thesis or project must be done in the sites and Counties in Kenya where the University Research Chair Program (URCP) for Health systems is currently engaged.

The application should include an application letter, an updated CV, copies of certificates and testimonials and a copy of the national ID.

Details of contact information should be included in the application.

There will be two (2) scholarships for Master programs and one (1) for PhD programs in 2016/2017 financial year of the URCP.

Applicants must present a concept relevant to the URCP goal together with the application that should include:
  • Background - half page (font 11 single spacing,)
  • Specific aims - half page
  • Significance - half page
  • Approach (design and methods) - 2 to 3 pages
Thesis: The sites for the thesis project implementation shall be in any one or more of the following: Nyaru Location in Chepkorio, Elgeyo Marakwet county; Chesunet, Kesses location in Uasin Gishu County; Kiminini in Kiminini location Trans Nzoia County; Kabula location in Bungoma County; Nyaporo Location in Kakamega County and Obekai, Kaliwa location in Busia County.

The thesis should include any one of the health system areas below or a combination of these to address the health systems and service provision in Kenya in communities and primary care facilities for maternal, neonatal and child health care services.

Applications should be sent to the address below not later than 27th May 2016.

Riley Mother Baby Hospital,
MTRH 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 4606, 30100
Eldoret, Kenya

Tel: 254-(053) 2060958/9
Mobile: 0733836410/ 0724400189
Email :

NB: Only successful candidates will be communicated to upon completion of the review process.

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