Call for Applications – MSc and PhD Studies 2018

The University of Zambia

African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA)

Call for Applications – MSc and PhD Studies 2018


The African Centre of Excellence Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) was recently established at the University of Zambia (UNZA), School of Veterinary Medicine, with a loan obtained by the Zambian Government from the World Bank. The mandate of the Centre is to deliver high quality research and training to smart, motivated and ambitious scientists from the African continent, so as to reduce the critical shortage of skilled human resource in the prevention and control of infectious diseases on the continent.

In line with the University of Zambia strategic plan, ACEIDHA is committed to the principle of gender equality and equal opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities and disadvantaged backgrounds (We believe in equal opportunities for all).

ACEIDHA is looking for young African scientists to pursue postgraduate training under the following

1. Emerging and zoonotic viral diseases
2. Emerging and zoonotic bacterial diseases including antimicrobial resistance
3. Neglected tropical diseases
4. Vector-borne zoonotic diseases


Applicants for PhD scholarship must possess an MSc in relevant fields from a recognised University at the time of applying, Their envisaged area of study must be in line with the above themes.

MSc by research

Applicants for an MSc scholarship by research must possess a bachelods degree in relevant fields from a recognised University. Their envisaged area of study must be in line with the above themes Taught MSc Programmes

1. Msc One Health Analytical Epidemiology
2. MSc One Health Food Safety

Scholarship Modalities and Sponsorship

Scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis for eligible female and male candidates from all African countries.

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit completed applications, which must include a completed application form for admission, two academic references forms, one professional reference form, certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts of results and a concept note (not exceeding more than 1000 words i.e. about two pages, for candidates wishing to pursue a PhD programme and MSc by research) to:

The Director
Directorate of Research and Graduate studies
University of Zambia
P.O. Box 32379

Tel/Fax: 260-211-290258
Email: [email protected]

With copies to:

Deputy Center Leader
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Zambia
P.O. Box 32379
Lusaka, Zambia

Application forms can be downloaded from

Enquiries about the research areas or any further information about this advert can be sent to The Assistant Dean (PG), Email: [email protected] and phone: +260978369070 or ACEIDHA Research and Training Coordinator: Email [email protected] and phone +260968808511.

The closing date has been ziended as adverised on the intend, to 13th April, 2018.

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.