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NIHR Global Health Research Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change: PhD Applications Call-Out

The NIHR Global Health Research Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases and Environmental Change, hosted by The George Institute for Global Health, India in partnership with Imperial College London, is pleased to announce the call-out for PhD admissions. We are inviting applications for fully funded PhD positions in the field of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and environmental change (EC) at selected universities in Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.

Our Centre aims to address the intertwined challenges of the growing burden of NCDs and global environmental change in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). By focusing on Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia, countries highly impacted by NCDs and environmental change, we seek to bridge crucial knowledge gaps through integrated research themes. Residents of these countries with a post-graduate degree in areas related to Science/Environment are eligible to apply.

The PhDs are available on a full-time basis to start in session of October, 2023 for 3 years. This collaborative programme is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Centre award for research and capacity strengthening related to NCDs & EC. 

Selected PhD students will benefit from the expertise of senior academics from The George Institute for Global Health and Imperial College London, in addition to their university supervisors. This collaborative effort provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in the emerging field of non-communicable diseases due to environmental change. Furthermore, students will be part of a supportive research and learning environment, with ample research capacity-strengthening opportunities both locally and internationally.

We aspire to be a recognised Centre of Excellence for research, training, and policy advice on NCDs and environmental change in LMICs, contributing to health equity. Our vision includes strengthening research infrastructure, engaging communities, and collaborating with stakeholders to achieve impact in advocacy, policy, and health equity outcomes.

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