As part of its contribution to strengthening institutional and professional capacity to enable African researchers to fully participate in defining and implementing priority population and health programs in the continent, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has developed several research capacity strengthening initiatives.
The APHRC offers the following:
- Post-Doctoral Fellowships: This program targets scholars who obtained a PhD or equivalent within the last two years in either social sciences or public health, and demonstrated promise of intellectual leadership in a field relevant to the Center 's mission.
- Sabbatical Felowships: This program targets senior university lecturers and scholars in other institutions with a proven track-record of conducting research.
- Visiting Scholars Program: This program is aimed at facilitating research collaborations with partners from within and outside the program.
- Research Internships: Advanced graduate students seeking to explore their thesis projects or gain field experience in Africa can take up these short-term practical training opportunities. The Center host interns from various disciplines and universities across the globe. Although internships are targeted at African post-graduate students, the Center occasionally hosts recent graduates from undergraduate programs as well as non-Africans working on African issues.