CIH One Health Scholarships
The CIHLMU Center for International Health and OH-TARGET (One Health Training And Research Global Network) are two of twelve centers of excellence within the exceed initiative, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and coordinated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The vision and overarching aim of CIHLMU is to empower health professionals. With this vision, CIHLMU aspires to meet health-related challenges through capacity building in training and research. With the new OH-TARGET project, our vision has expanded to a more participatory and interdisciplinary approach to improve global health conditions.
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In order to support research on topics relevant to One Health, Master and PhD students are invited to apply for the available CIHLMU One Health Scholarships.
Who can apply for CIHLMU One Health Scholarships?
Master and PhD students who are enrolled at LMU Munich (not only CIHLMU , but also other faculties) or an OH-TARGET partner institution completing a study program with a One Health-relevant research project are eligible to apply to the following scholarships. All One Health-relevant research projects are eligible; however, no-LMIC students need to work on a research project that bears a relation to low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
OH-TARGET partnering institutions are:
- Jimma University (JU), Ethiopia
- National Institute of Medical Research – Mbeya Medical Research Center (MMRC), Tanzania
- Universidade Católica de Beira (UCM), Mozambique
- University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana
- Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB), Bhutan
- Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Nepal
- Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
- Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Bolivia
- Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), Guatemala
Application period for CIHLMU One Health Scholarships?
The call for Applications for the CIHLMU One Health Scholarships is ongoing. The CIHLMU One Health Scholarships application portal will be open all year around. The deadline for the submission of Scholarship Applications, which will be considered in the same month in the review process, is every second Thursday:
Please note that the Application deadlines for the CIHLMU One Health Scholarship are (please also refer to our CIHLMU Event Calender):
The travel scholarships allow eligible Master and PhD students to travel within Germany, within or between LMIC countries (as per valid DAC list) or between Germany and an LMIC country for project-related reasons (e.g. field work, conferences, module blocks, defenses). This scholarship can only be used for travel expenses of flights or long-distance trains (no taxis or other local public transportation) in accordance with cost-effective and economic principles (only economy class). The travel expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and proof of payment (e.g. credit card or bank statement) after the traveling.
Accommodation & Subsistence Scholarships
Three different types of accommodation scholarships are available:
a. Duration between 1-22 days
This scholarship allows eligible Master and PhD students to spend project-related short-term stays away from the student’s research site and/ or residence (e.g. for conferences, workshops). This short-term scholarship can only be used for hotel expenses including breakfast (if stated on the hotel receipt) in accordance with the Bavarian travel expenses act (Bayrisches Reisekostengesetz, BayRKG) and the cost-effective and economic principles. This scholarship cannot be used for any other purpose (e.g. restaurant bills) and the accommodation expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and proof of payment (e.g. credit card or bank statement) after the stay.
b. Duration between 23 days and 3 months
This middle-term scholarship allows eligible Master and PhD students with a citizenship from a LMIC country (as per valid DAC list) to spend project-related time in their research country or other countries for e.g. defined study periods abroad. Students with a citizenship from a country not listed in the DAC list are also eligible to apply for this subsistence scholarship as long as their project-related stay will take place in a LMIC country. This scholarship is awarded in the form of a monthly pre-payment.
c. Duration between 3 and 6 months
This long-term scholarship covers subsistence expenses for up to 6 months in form of a monthly pre-payment to eligible Master and PhD students with a citizenship from a LMIC country (as per valid DAC list) whose last earned academic degree is not dating back longer than 6 years at the time of application. PhD students that already started their research thesis projects are only eligible if the start of the project is not dating back longer than 3 years. Furthermore, students with a citizenship from a LMIC country (as per valid DAC list) who are currently in Germany are only eligible if they have not resided in Germany for longer than 15 months at the time point of application. However, this does not apply for applicants who came to Germany to study, to pursue a doctoral study or to fulfill other scientific work. Moreover, persons who have been granted refugee status are also exempt from this regulation. With the signature of the beneficiary it is confirmed that the subsidized individual of the project fulfils the prefixed prerequisites. This scholarship is awarded in the form of a monthly pre-payment.
Scholarships for Supervisor visits
This scholarship allows supervisors from the LMU or an OH-TARGET partner institution to visit their respective students at the research or study site. Please note, eligible Master or PhD students can apply for the scholarship on behalf of their supervisors. However, flights and hotels need to be booked by the supervisors themselves in order to get refunded after the supervisor visit. Furthermore, after the supervisor visit the student needs to write and hand in a report including the agenda and summary of the visit to CIHLMU .
a. Travel Scholarship for Supervisor visits
This scholarship can only be used for flight expenses in accordance with the cost-effective and economic principles (only economy class). The travel expenses will be refunded upon submission of receipts and proof of payment (e.g. credit card or bank statement) after the traveling. Please note, only flights between Germany and a LMIC country (as per valid DAC list) or within LMIC countries can be refunded.
b. Accommodation Scholarship for Supervisor visits
This accommodation scholarship can only be used for hotel expenses including breakfast (if stated on the hotel receipt) in accordance with the Bavarian travel expenses act (Bayerisches Reisekostengesetz, BayRKG) and the cost-effective and economic principles. The period of time in which the supervisor visit takes place must not exceed 7 days, including the arrival and departure day. The hotel expenses will be refunded upon submission of receipts and proof of payment (e.g. credit card or bank statement) after the supervisor visit.
In order to apply for an CIHLMU One Health Scholarship, please provide the following documents:
- Scan of your valid passport showing picture and personal data (mandatory)
- Proof of an official university enrollment, e.g. Master studies or PhD program (mandatory)
- Scan of your last official Academic certificates (if applicable)
Motivation letter: (word count max. 500) Please indicate why it is you who should receive an CIHLMU One Health Scholarship by specifying your motivation and the need for the scholarship. Furthermore, please name us the title of your research project and explain to us why you think it is One Health relevant. If applicable, also lay out the relevance for LMICs. For your Motivation letter, please cover the following topics using the indicated word count:
- Motivation & need (word count max 200)
- Description of research topic (word count max. 100)
- Relation to One Health (word count max 100)
- Relation to LMICs (if applicable, word count max 100)
Evaluation and Selection
Only complete applications fulfilling the eligibility criteria and the formal requirements will be reviewed by the Selection Board. Among all scholarship applications, the selection board votes according to strict selection criteria including coherence of the motivation letter and neediness.
The selection of CIHLMU One Health Scholarship awardees will take place on the last Thursday of every even-numbered month (April, June, August, October, and December). Results of the evaluation and selection process will be announced to the applicants by email and scholarship awardees will receive a Scholarship Certificate.
The selection of CIHLMU One Health Scholarship awardees will take place on (please also refer to our CIHLMU Event Calender):
- Scholarships may be withheld in case of severe misconduct or in serious case of deception as well as due to severe insufficient performance.
- Scholarships can only be transferred if the given bank account details are complete and correct. In case of wrong or insufficient information, the respective scholarship holder is responsible for any delays in transaction or loss of scholarship payments.
- According to the current DAAD rules, we are not able to refund cancellation fees. It is the scholarship owners responsibility to make sure that flight, train and hotel bookings will not result in cancellation fees if any cancellations need to be made (incl. Covid-19 related cancellations).
If you are interested in applying for the advertised CIHLMU One Health Scholarships , please apply via our CIHLMU One Health Scholarships application portal.
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