Last Updated

17 Oct 2019

Call For Postdoctoral Training in Medical & Health Sciences

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). This training will be at a world-class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH. 

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. A key ingredient is a focus on the home institutions.

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.

Candidate requirements: 

  • Must be citizens of 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 following the award of their doctoral degree by their start date at the NIH.  The maximum of five years of research experience are only after the doctoral degree has been earned.  Research conducted before the award of the doctoral degree does not count against this time.

Application deadline is December 1, 2019, 17:00 h Eastern Africa Time. 

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