APHRC has supported the best and most promising researchers working on African development issues. Through its pre-doctoral, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship programs, the Center has supported and mentored hundreds of young Africa scholars, Under the African Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, more than 200 fellows from across the continent have received support to complete their doctoral dissertation.
We support the best and most promising researchers working on African development issues through its flagship doctoral and post-doctoral training programs:
- African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF)
- Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)
ADDRF supports Masters and PhD students to undertake the research component of their degree, which is often an obstacle to completion of doctoral studies in Africa. Fellows in the ADDRF program also played their part in advancing Africa’s capacity to contribute to the global research agenda.
- Two hundred and eleven (211) fellows enrolled from 2008 to date from 22 African countries
- One hundred and fifty-eight (158) PhD graduates
- The fellows have published 61 articles in peer-reviewed journals from 2017 to 2018.
CARTA is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by APHRC and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits). CARTA’s vision is to be the catalyst for the emergence of a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that makes a positive impact on population and public health. CARTA provides financial support and training for promising African scholars within the partner institutions to obtain their doctoral degrees and also to experience post-doctoral opportunities.
- By 2018, CARTA had 185 active fellows
- Fifty-seven (57) PhD graduates
- Forty-two (42) post-doctoral beneficiaries, including twenty (20) research re-entry grant and twenty-two (22) post-doctoral fellowship awardees.
- A total of 627 peer-reviewed articles published by the fellows and graduates.
Over the 2017-2021 period, the Center will explore opportunities to systemize these programs and expand their regional reach.