The AsiaLink CE&EBM PhD Fellowship

AsiaLink CE&EBM is offering ten PhD fellowships with the intent to train and create future leaders in Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine in the region and beyond.

We invite talented young medical doctors to apply for a PhD fellowship in order to deepen their knowledge and expertise in (specialised areas of) clinical epidemiology at an international level. Ten PhD fellows (five from the University of Malaya and five from RS Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital /University of Jakarta Indonesia) will be recruited. Selected PhDs will be offered distance and face-to-face guidance and support by experts from the University of Oxford and the University Medical Center Utrecht (the Netherlands).

Programme description

PhD fellows will be supported and mentored by experts from the University of Oxford and the University Medical Center Utrecht in defining their research questions, study design, topic selection, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting of main results. The operational part of the research project (data collection) will typically take place in Malaysia and Indonesia. Candidates may, however, take advantage of major data sets available with the European partners. For the educational part, the PhD fellow will attend advanced courses, both in Asia and in Europe. Complementary to being trained, the fellow will learn how to teach others. The research training in Europe will take approximately 12 months to complete depending on previous experience and training.


  • Candidates are preferably young, talented medical doctors who have shown an interest in clinical research in the past.
  • The PhD fellowships should be considered individual grants. Candidates send in their own research proposal together with their Curriculum Vitae (according to template).
  • The application will be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from head of department.
  • This letter will indicate that the candidate will be protected from clinical work for a certain amount of time during his / her fellowship (minimum of 20%).
  • AsiaLink CE&EBM will cover travel costs to and from Europe as well as costs of living for the time spent in Europe. Costs related to research are not covered by AsiaLink CE&EBM

Selection procedure

Interested candidates can send in a research proposal and CV (see template) and Letter(s) of recommendation and support from their Head of Departments before February 15th 2008 to

Prof Patrick Tan,
Deputy Dean (Postgraduate)
Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Based on the quality of the research proposal and CV, we will invite candidates to give a 10 minute presentation. Suitable candidates will be called in for an interview. Candidates need to pass the TOEFL test with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer-based).

For more information, please visit our website or contact us directly:

Asia-Link: Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine

Regional Coordinator
Dr. Helena M Verkooijen
T: +65 64059563

University of Malaya;
Kuala Lumpur Office,
Ms Celine Quek
T: +60 3 79674756

RSCM Jakarta Office
Dr. Arie Dian
E :
T : +62 8 1296 61142

To download the current document in pdf files, click the following links: Call for PhD Fellowships | Application Template

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