Tuesday, September 1, 2015


(UDSM – SIDA PROGRAMME 2015 – 2020: PROJECT NO. 2235)
Starting date: October 2015
Duration of Study: 48 months
Degree Provider: KTH – Stockholm (Sandwich mode)
Collaboration Institutions: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and KTH – Stockholm Sweden.
This Sida – funded Ph.D. Scholarship is open for members of academic staff intending to pursue research on Development of Affordable Adsorbents systems for Arsenic and Fluoride removal in drinking water sources in Tanzania. The Ph.D. students must complete their program within (4) four years. The program will run as a sandwich model between the University of Dar es Salaam and KTH Stockholm in Sweden. The students will be registered at KTH while staying six months each year at the KTH for joint supervision, attending research seminars and doing literature review. At the end of the program, the beneficiary must produce a thesis leading to a PhD degree and a minimum of four (4) articles in international referred journals.
The scholarship is intended for Tanzanian academic staff members from the UDSM including DUCE and MUCE and/ or any other public University in Tanzania who will meet the following criteria:

a. Possess a Master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.8
b. Should be below 45 years of age
c. Upon completion— be willing to work at UDSM as teaching staff for at least 5 years.
Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply.
There will be four research sub-themes guiding the activities in this research project. The sub-themes were properly selected to meet the four specific objectives of the project. Each sub-theme forms a basis for recruiting the PhD students (i.e one on each sub-theme recruited in the programme objectively on the basis of competitive research proposals). The indicative research areas to be supported include the following
1. The drinking water quality and occurrence of fluoride and arsenic in the Rift Valley drinking water wells and associated Health effects.

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