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TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research: Apply Now for MPH Programme 2024-2025 at BRAC University

The BRAC James P. Grant School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH) at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is thrilled to invite applications for the prestigious TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research. This scholarship is tailored for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme for the academic year 2024–2025, commencing in January 2024. Supported by TDR, the renowned UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, this opportunity is a gateway to cutting-edge research and academic excellence in global health.


Candidates must fulfill the criteria for both the MPH Programme and the TDR Scholarship, including meeting BRAC University’s postgraduate admission standards. Additionally, applicants must:

  • Hail from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • Possess a keen interest in scientific pursuits and possess a healthcare background with an inclination towards analytical approaches to program implementation.

Funding Details

The scholarship covers:

  • Economy class airfare between the student’s home country and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Tuition and academic fees.
  • Basic medical and accident insurance.
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses, including accommodation equivalent to local costs.
  • Financial support for Thesis/Summative Learning Project expenses during data collection.

Programme Focus

The MPH Programme emphasizes problem-based experiential learning, delivered in English. It equips students with skills crucial for independent leadership in implementation research. This field, vital for identifying and overcoming health system obstacles, is particularly impactful in LMICs. By fostering a cohort of skilled researchers, the programme aims to enhance graduate training capacity and elevate research standards in LMICs.

Research Areas

Recipients of the scholarship will delve into implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, encompassing Neglected Tropical Diseases, TB/HIV, Malaria, among others. The research scope extends to emergency preparedness, One Health perspectives, climate change, and intersectional gender analysis.

Alumni Engagement

Scholarship recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students and closely monitored through the TDR postgraduate alumni platform, IR Connect. This platform serves to track the program’s impact, facilitate networking, and enhance visibility for students and alumni.

Application Process

Applicants must complete both the TDR postgraduate scholarship application form and the Master’s Programme application. Following successful online submissions, candidates will undergo assessment, including written tests and interviews conducted by expert panels. Final selection hinges on meeting all requirements and criteria set forth by BRAC University.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by July 30, 2023.

Contact Information: For further details, please reach out to:

  • Humayra Binte Anwar, Lecturer, Focal Point for WHO TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme on Implementation Research, Email:, Phone: +880 2 48812213 18
  • Tahsin Madani Hossain, Deputy Coordinator, Master of Public Health Programme, Email:, Phone: +880 2 48812213 18

Read more here.

Cite this article as (APA format):

AR Managing Editor (2024). TDR Postgraduate Scholarship in Implementation Research: Apply Now for MPH Programme 2024-2025 at BRAC University. Retrieved from


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