One Health Postgraduate Study Fellowships

Applications are invited for a One Health Epidemiology FellowshipProgram being implemented in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh by Massey University, New Zealand. The Program is funded by the European Commission under the One Health Program in Asia (EuropeAid/133708/C/ ACT/Multi).

Fellowships are available for six (6) participants from each country including:

  • 2 with a medical or public health degree and a focus on public health
  • 2 with a veterinary, medical or public health degree and a focus on animal health
  • 2 with a veterinary, medical or public health degree and a focus on wildlife health

Schedule

  • Closing Date for applications:         18 July 2014
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates:  late July-early August  2014
  • Notification of recipients :                  August 2014
  • Fellowship begins                              15 September 2014

Applications

Applications must be made using the One Health Epidemiology Fellowship Application Form available at http://www.hubnet.asia/one-health-fellowships.

Please email completed forms and scanned copies of all documents required to Mr Litty Kurian, International Program Administrator, OneHealth@massey.ac.nz by the Closing Date.

Program Overview

The Fellowship Program includes study for a Master of Public Health (MPH–Biosecurity) or a Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM–Biosecurity) from Massey University, as well as applied research and further training in epidemiology and biosecurity.

Knowledge gained during the Master’s degree program will be applied and extended by conducting situation assessments, data collection and field studies, and evaluation of surveillance and control strategies for priority zoonotic diseases in each country in a collaborative framework using a multi-sectoral One Health approach. The Master’s degree training is delivered online using an interactive distance education approach, and is integrated with the extended project work and face-to-face training in -country and via regional workshops.

Fellows will also work with partner organisations in their own countries to adapt the teaching materials and epidemiological approaches learned to in-country training needs of public health, animal health and wildlife health workers and students in medical and veterinary schools and other national institutions involved with managing zoonotic diseases (train-the-trainers component).

The Fellowship Program will run full-time for 24 months (up to a maximum of 30 months) from 15 September 2014. Participants will be based in their own countries, co-located in one or more host organisations, and must be available to work on the Program full-time. The Fellowship Program will pay all fees, training, field study and technical support costs. Participants will be responsible for their own living costs and arrangements for the duration of the Program. Limited financial support for living may be available in cases of hardship.

Details of the Fellowship Program and application forms are available at  http://www.hubnet.asia/one-health-fellowships