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2021/2022 Reckitt-LSHTM PhD Studentships on Hygiene & Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) invites applications from candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa for fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships to start a research degree programme on 3 January 2022. There are three studentships available.


These studentships have been made possible through the generosity of Reckitt, through an unrestricted donation to LSHTM.

Each PhD studentship will comprise:

  • Tuition fees at the LSHTM overseas fee rate for the duration of the research project (up to 4 years)
  • An annual tax-free stipend equal to the UKRI stipend level (inclusive of London weighting)
  • Up to GBP20,000 for research costs, travel and/or training


LSHTM has pre-identified eight research projects that address the links between hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa in one or more of the following areas:

  • The role of hygiene in the prevention and transmission of infectious diseases and their consequences
  • Hygiene behaviours and hygiene behaviour change
  • The intersection of hygiene and broader social and economic impacts

Candidates applying for a PhD studentship under this scheme should choose one of the eight projects listed below that matches their interests, skills and experience and then develop the project further in their application.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be nationals of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa and meet the minimum LSHTM entry requirements. Additional skills and educational requirements are specified for each project. Please see the specific project information for further details.

Method of Application

Information about the PhD programme structure at LSHTM, as well as application guidance and a link to the portal, can be found on the School’s Research Degrees and Doctoral College pages.

To apply for this studentship, applicants should submit an application for research degree study via the LSHTM application portal. Applications not submitted through this portal will not be considered.

In their applications, applicants should develop a research proposal based on one of the eight projects listed above. Applications not based on any of the eight projects will not be considered. The research proposal should be uploaded as a supporting document in section 8 of the online application form.

Applicants should also include a personal statement in section 6 of the online form in which they describe their long-term career goals and their vision for contributing to research into hygiene and health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Applicants should apply via the LSHTM Faculty (ITD, EPH or PHP) of the primary supervisor listed for their chosen project. They should also enter ‘Reckitt-LSHTM Hygiene & Health PhD Studentship’ under ‘LSHTM Scholarship name’ in the ‘Funding Details’ section of the online application form.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this studentship. To be considered complete an application must show all mandatory documents have been uploaded, and the application submitted, by the scholarship deadline. Applicants should note that referees will be contacted only once an application has been submitted. They must complete the online form. A letter in lieu of this will not be sufficient. Applicants should contact their referees in advance to make them aware of the request and the scholarship deadline.

Applications under this scheme will only be reviewed and processed after the deadline. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered equally, regardless of their submission date. By submitting an application for this funding, applicants agree to its terms and conditions.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (BST) on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

Application Deadline: 11 July 2021

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