PENDA is pleased to launch it's final PhD studentship for researchers with disabilities in Kenya focusing on researching the impact of Covid on people with disabilities, surrounding Disability Inclusive Development. The PENDA Consortium is committed to building the capacity of researchers with disabilities from LMICs, and so is funding exciting new studentships in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

The studentships are a partnership between LSHTM and University of Nairobi. One PhD will be based at the University of Nairobi with additional support and supervision from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The PENDA studentship will provide the opportunity for researchers to build their knowledge and experience in disability inclusive research over the course of three years and work to the completion of a PhD. The studentship will provide funds for the successful researcher to study at one of these universities with additional supervision provided by LSHTM in London. The studentship will include a stipend to enable the candidate to study full time for three years, provide some research field work costs, provide for reasonable adjustments and spend up to three months of the PhD in London, based at LSHTM.  

Application details, eligibility criteria and further guidelines can be found here: Guidance Document

For more information please email: 

Application Form

The deadline for applications for the PhD studentship is: 23.59 GMT 21 June 2020.