The James P Grant School of Public Health launched the TDR Postgraduate International Training Scheme on Implementation Research for Masters of Public Health (MPH) Programme in 2015 with the financial support from TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at World Health Organization. A four year scheme, the TDR scheme provides full scholarship up to ten of students each year.
The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number and quality of researchers in low- and middle-income countries.The training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not research those bottlenecks that impede success.
As per the requirement of the scheme, TDR fellows will be required to conduct a six month research on implementation issues in the home country following graduation.