The South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded competitive funding from the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), to offer doctoral training in research ethics through the SARETI Leadership Programme, beginning 2021.

The main goal is to train high-level African research ethicists who will produce local and internationally relevant scholarship and leadership in research ethics in Africa.

The SARETI doctoral programme will offer comprehensive advanced multi-disciplinary doctoral level training in research ethics to a cohort of 6 or 7 candidates from research-intensive institutions in Africa.

Candidates must hold at least a Masters degree in research ethics or bioethics. In exceptional cases candidates with a general Master's degree who have substantial peer-reviewed publications in research ethics will be considered.

This programme will train African candidates who have interests compatible with one or more of the following three themes that will provide a thematic focus to the programme:

  • Improving health research systems in Africa through research ethics leadership
  • Improving effectiveness and efficiency of ethics review systems through research ethics leadership
  • Maximising social value of research in Africa through research ethics leadership

A call for applications and a standard application form have been placed on the SARETI website

A competitive selection process will follow to select a cohort of 6 or 7 sponsored candidates who will commence their studies in 2021.

Complete applications must be received by 30 July 2021 and incomplete applications will be rejected.

Queries and expressions of interest may be directed to the SARETI Programme Manager Ms Carla Pettit at [email protected]