For a second year, the American Cancer Society is pleased to support a trans-disciplinary research and graduate training program in tobacco control at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The program – an 18-month residency degree -- is a collaboration with the School of Dentistry in concert with the School of Health Systems and Public Health.
Three fully funded fellowships for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Promotion with special interest in tobacco control are available. The fellowships will be offered on a competitive basis to citizens of any sub-Saharan country and will cover the cost of tuition, prescribed books, airfare,research practicum, thesis, health insurance, accommodation, and a monthly living allowance for the duration of the programme.The program will provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in public health and translate this knowledge to the field of tobacco control. The focus areas are intervention designs and monitoring as well as evaluation of national and regional tobacco control on the African continent.The deadline for applications is July 20, 2012. To find out more about requirements and courses, download the UPACS Brochure 2012 and please visit the University of Pretoria's UPACS website to access application forms.