Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Health Research


During the fellowship period, Fellows are required to:

  1. Apply for an external personnel award for a subsequent postdoctoral or junior researcher award (e.g. Banting Award, Wellcome Trust training fellowship in public health and tropical medicine, CIHR new investigator award);
  2. Develop your program of research;
  3. Submit at least one abstract to the GLUK’s Annual Scientific Conference or UWISON’s Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference;
  4. Attend and act as mentors in the GLUK or UWISON International Research Internship in May and June 2015.


All applicants must:

  • Demonstrate keen interest in a long-term research career in health systems or community health research relevant to lower- and middle-income country contexts
  • Have completed a PhD in health sciences, public health, community health, epidemiology, or other relevant disciplines
  • Have published at least two articles in peer reviewed journals
  • Confirm availability to travel to Kenya or Jamaica to participate on-site in the GLUK or UWISON International Conference and Research Internship
  • Canadian-based applicants must hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Preference will be given to East African candidates for the fellowship at GLUK
  • The UWISON Fellowship has no citizenship restrictions


Applications will be reviewed based on a rolling admission policy. Candidates are invited to submit their applications at anytime. The application will then be reviewed and the applicant will be notified of the decision within a few weeks. For the application package and further details on the application process, please contact Susan Roelofs (contact details provided below).


  • Duration: The fellowship is full-time, tenable for 12 consecutive months.
  • Supervision: Fellows will have as their primary supervisor either Dr. Edwards, Dr. Kaseje, or Dr. Eulalia Kahwa with the other leads being the co-supervisor.
  • Maximum funding: The award for Canadian fellows is CAD $34,000 per annum (taxable), consistent with the required funding level set by the uOttawa Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and GLUK. The award for Kenyan fellows is USD $15,000 per annum. Award amount is based on a full-time commitment for 12 months. Should a fellow terminate their award before completing 12 months, the actual amount of the award will be prorated accordingly. The award will be dispersed by the host university to the Fellow in bi-weekly increments.
  • For Canadian Fellows: Lowest economy return airfare to Kisumu or Kingston to attend the International Conference and Internship at GLUK or UWISON will be covered by uOttawa.
  • All Fellows are required to adhere to host university policies and procedures and government regulations.


Susan Roelofs
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8438