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

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.

The main objective of APTI is to train a cadre of African scientists so they return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, help solve Africa’s challenges in global health and development, and in turn become trainers of the next generation.

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is a funding and agenda-setting platform seeking to address Africa’s health and developmental challenges by promoting the development of Africa’s research leadership, scientific excellence and innovation.

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Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 11, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program. The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.
  • Scholarship Award: 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.
  • Nationality: African students are eligible to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Students from African countries are eligible:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

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

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Apply via the AAS Grants Management System (Ishango)

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