CIDRZ HealthCorps Public Health Fellowships 2018/2019 for Students & Early-Career Professionals, Zambia (Funded)



Application Deadline: March 20th 2018

  • Are you interested in global public health?
  • Do you have a Master’s degree?
  • Are you interested in working with CIDRZ?

HealthCorps Fellowship Length: 10 – 12 months; starting early August 2018
Available Financial Support: Modest monthly bursary to cover basic living expenses,local medical services membership, & emergency evacuation insurance

The CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellows Programme provides a valuable field training opportunity for future Zambian and expatriate public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant international organisation based in Lusaka. Fellowship attachments are 10-12 months long.

This competitive annual fellowship offers meaningful health research programme experience, training and mentorship to early- and mid-career public health practitioners. Fellows join leading-edge research and implementation science projects to hone existing skills and build new ones. Thinking is refined through participation in research meetings, journal clubs and analysis ‘Think Tanks’.

HealthCorps fellows become integral members of the research team involved in programme and data management, analysis, writing, and development of scientific posters, presentations and manuscripts. Fellows find that the rich hands-on experience and professional development mentorship helps them to refine their next career or educational step. HealthCorps placements are made in our programme areas depending on the intake year.

Established in 2001, CIDRZ is the largest independent non-governmental healthcare and research organisation in Zambia. CIDRZ conduct locally-relevant, leading-edge healthcare research, strengthen primary health care systems in multiple focus areas, and run a state-of-the-art medical and research diagnostic laboratory.

  • Tuberculosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Women’s Health
  • Newborn Health
  • Child Health
  • Diarrhoeal Disease
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Lab Science

This fellowship provides valuable field experience for future public health leaders in the setting of a vibrant non-governmental health research organisation in Zambia.

CIDRZ HealthCorps targets public healthmedical, nursing and management graduates who are passionate about global health and wish to gain international exposure. Master’s degree preparation preferred, however graduates with a Bachelor’s degree and substantial experience are welcome to apply. Previous international work experience is highly regarded, but not required.

How to Apply:

Please visit to register for a free account. Please skip to step 3 if you have previously registered on the CIDRZ website. On the registration page, shown in Fig 1, specify your username and email. Click the Register button when you are done, you should see the “Registration complete”

Open the mailbox for the email address you used to register and locate your registration confirmation message. Please check your spam or junk folders if you are unable to find the email after a few minutes.

3. Login

You need to login to submit your application. Please click to login. You should see the login page as shown in Fig 6. Provide your username and password then click the Log In button.

4. Submit Your Application

Whenever you are logged in, you can make changes to your application by clicking the HEALTHCorps 2018 menu as shown in Fig 7. You can also access the application form directly by clicking

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CIDRZ HealthCorps Public Health Fellowships 2018/2019