African Academy of Sciences African Postdoctoral Training Initiative Fellowship Programme, 2018

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Description

The new African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is now available for all new African students to pursue reserach training at a world-class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH. The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.

About the Fellowship
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI). Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.

Level
Postdoctoral

Field
The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.

Benefits
APTI fellows will be expected to lead important research programs in their home countries and institutions. After successful completion of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, trainees will be provided with 50% salary support for an additional two years to assist their transition into independent researchers.

Eligibility
Potential Candidates must:

  • Be citizens of and currently employed in an academic, research, or government position in an African country.
  • Have a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MBBS) awarded no more than 15 years earlier.
  • Have less than 5 years of relevant research experience by their entry on duty date at NIH.

    Deadline
    May 11, 2018

    For more guidelines on the application process, click here

    Apply Here

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