The DASH project, which stands for the Research Network for Design and Evaluation of Adolescent Health Interventions and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, is a multi-country study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Its goal is to promote and improve adolescent health through targeted research in three main areas: sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and physical activity, and mental health and violence. This project brings together institutions from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Germany to develop a comprehensive understanding and intervention framework for adolescent health challenges.


  • Full tuition fee coverage.
  • Research funding for dissertation or thesis.
  • On-campus accommodation costs.
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses (PhD).
  • Support for attending relevant conferences and workshops (PhD).


  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Public Health


  • Be willing to undertake full-time study.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct independent statistical data analysis.
  • Show willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Meet the University of Ghana’s admission requirements for postgraduate studies.
  • Be capable of conducting fieldwork in challenging settings.
  • For PhD applicants, having previous publication experience is an added advantage.
  • Be under the age of 40 years.
  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Applicants are selected based on the following: 

Master’s Applicants:

  • Hold a good first degree in relevant fields.
  • Have at least two years of work experience in a health-related field.

PhD Applicants:

  • Hold a master’s degree in disciplines related to health such as Public Health, Applied Epidemiology, and Global Health, among others.
  • Have at least two years of post-master’s work or research experience, preferably in a health-related field.

Application Documents

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the project.
  • Complete curriculum vitae (CV), including statistical analysis and research experience.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Proof of application to the University of Ghana
  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation

Method of Application

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For More Information,

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Application Deadline: June 14, 2024.