16 November 2022

Project title: The TRECK Program: Trauma REsearch Capacity Building in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


The Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) is an academic Centre for evidence-based health interventions. The institute initiates and conducts medical research to develop evidences for interventions and provide research training and necessary research logistics to collaborators and partners.


KCRI in collaboration with the Duke University (GEMINI) Global Emergency Medicine Innovation and Implementation Research Center have received a training grant from US National Institute of Health (NIH) for the project titled TRECK Program: Trauma REsearch Capacity Building in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.  This training grant aims at building research capacity in the area of Trauma and Injury Research with the training of 2 doctoral (PhD) and 10 masters (MSc) scholarships over the next 5 years and establish an injury research network to support access to evidenced based quality trauma care.  The project is led by Prof. Blandina Mmbaga (KCRI) and Prof. Catherine Staton (Duke University).


The project has two specific aims

·       To train multidisciplinary Tanzanian researchers in conducting implementation science focused trauma and injury research through individualized degree programs and mentorship.

·       To foster a network of Tanzanian trauma and injury stakeholders to delineate research and implementation priorities and create collaborations.


KCRI and Duke’s GEMINI Research Center is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for the successful applicant for the MSc in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics.  With this, KCRI is pleased to announce 2; 2-years MSc studentship opportunities in our second cohort.


MSc Trainees Qualifications (entry qualifications/requirements)

  • A bachelor’s degree in medicine, dentistry, biostatistics, Biostatistics/Applied statistics, epidemiology, biological sciences, and Nursing from the accredited university in Tanzania.
  • With a minimum GPA of 3.5 or a “B” grade average


Desired experience/skills and other Additional Requirements 

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very good spoken and written English and Kiswahili
  • Documented experience in research, e.g., publications in peer-review journals (added advantage)
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, basic data entry, and email
  • Skills for data analysis
  • Excellent collaborative teamwork experience and skills
  • Interest in acquiring additional analytic/ data science or implementation science skills


Scholarship Stipend and Terms

  • Scholarship will cover school fees for two years
  • The successful applicant will be registered at KCMU College
  • You will be co-supervised by skilled supervisors from KCMUCo and Duke University.

·       Possibility to travel to the USA once per scholarship period for up to 6 weeks for courses and mentorship (depending on COVID regulations)

·       The candidate should be available on full-time basis.



Mode of Application and Documents

Your applications must include each of the following:

·       Your research concept note describing the problem you are most excited to solve during your masters training (3-5 pages)

·       Motivation letter for your application

·       Signed letter of application

·       Current resume or curriculum vitae

·       Proposed Individualized Career Development Plan

·       Three letters of reference along with names and telephone numbers of the three referees who may be contacted by us in confidence. One of these should be able to attest to your academic performance during your BSc /MSc/MD/ (or equivalent)

·       Photocopies of certificates, diplomas, and academic transcripts

·       Applicant mailing address, contact telephone number(s), and e-mail address

·       Confirmation of study leave from your employer/work station


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have Tanzanian citizenship.

Your interest in this position and/or application should reach the undersigned as soon as possible and no later than Thursday 23rd November, 2022 to allow for selection and time to apply for the University admission.


·       Please send a soft copy of all documents to:


z [dot] lintu [at] kcri [dot] ac [dot] tz

t [dot] jana [at] kcri [dot] ac [dot] tz

kcriadmin [at] kcri [dot] ac [dot] tz

·       Hard copy can be sent to:

The Director, KCRI

  Attn: Zuhura Lintu,

  Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute

  PO Box 2236, MOSHI