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WACCBIP-DELTAS Programme PhD Fellowships

The  DELTAS Africa-funded West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) is offering  PhD fellowships in human genetics and human pathogens interactions.

Applications are invited from nationals of African countries who have a relevant master's degree and want to research on non comunicable and infectious diseases. 

The deadline for applications is 6 March 2017. 

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WACCBIP-DELTAS Africa Postdoctoral Fellowships

WACCBIP, a DELTAS Africa funded programme, is seeking young African scientists to work as postdoctoral fellows in an environment that promotes the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa.  The a pplication deadline is 30 November 2016

As a new Centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP will generate tremendous research activities through the various graduate training programmes. The Centre and its partners will therefore, provide a well-resourced research environment to promote the research careers of newly graduated PhDs. WACCBIP is co-hosted by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, and has several regional and international partner institutions.


To apply for this fellowship, you must:

  1. Be an African who received his/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa.
  1. Develop a comprehensive postdoctoral research proposal that can be completed within 2-3years.
  1. Be highly motivated individual interested in developing novel research directions.
  1. Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
  1. Be interested in working on one of the following priority disease areas and research themes:

Priority Research Areas

  • Cancer
  • Pathogen genomics/ Bioinformatics

The successful fellows will be based at the University of Ghana, but with access to resources and facilities from all our partner institutions.

The successful postdoctoral fellow will be expected to perform the following responsibilities:

-  Conduct high-quality research leading to the publication of at least 2 papers

-  Contribute to the training of graduate students

-  Compete for external funding to pursue new research projects

-  Contribute to research capacity building at their host research laboratories 

The successful postdoctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover:

  • A monthly salary
  • Research supplies and reagents
  • Conference grant
  • Other related costs

Please download application forms at

Interested applicants may send their complete application documents to

Closing Date: 30th November 2016

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THRiVE-2 PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE-2)  is inviting applications for its PhD and post-doctoral fellowships. Applications close on 21 November 2016.

The fellowships seek to train and mentor the most promising young scientists from Kenya,
Tanzania and Uganda to become independent, internationally-recognised research leaders and allow for sandwich attachments to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Research projects focusing on an aspect of infectious diseases/neglected tropical diseases (IDs/NTDs), maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MN/RH) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be considered (including, but not limited to, basic and clinical science, epidemiology or social science).

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Application for SANTHE Collaborative Grants

The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence is now accepting applications from investigators for 1-year collaborative grants for research projects that address critical challenges to African capacity in HIV and/or TB clinical, social/behavioural, and biomedical science. Applications close on 30 September 2016.

Priority will be given to projects that establish new collaborations that add value to existing skills and initiate a programme of study that is likely to be competitive for external funding. Project leadership must include at least one African investigator who is based at a *SANTHE site.

Funding Amounts

Up to $50,000 USD in direct costs is available to support each project.  Allowable project expenses include salaries or stipends, travel for research or conference attendance, research materials and supplies, laboratory and office equipment, computer hardware, and software.  All equipment must remain at the African site at the close of the project.

Application Guidelines

To apply please complete the collaborative grants application form attached and submit it, along with CVs of the Principal and co-Principal applicants and three letters of support, to

Deadline for Applications: 30 September 2016

Terms and Conditions

  • Eligible SANTHE Sites include: UKZN/K-RITH(University of KwaZulu-Natal/KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB-HIV); RZHRG (Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group); KWTRP (KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme); BHP (Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute); the Universities of Nairobi; Botswana; Rwanda; and Zambia; Aurum Health Institute S.A.; UVRI Uganda; and CDC Western Kenya.
  • All project activities must be completed within two years of receipt of funds.
  • Funds will be administered as sub-contracts from the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (Durban, South Africa), and will be payable in Rands or USD.
  • It is anticipated that five collaborative grants will be funded per year. All applications will be reviewed by an expert panel and awarded at the discretion of the SANTHE Consortium Steering Committee.
  • Successful projects will be required to provide written confirmation of appropriate ethics and biosafety approvals (as needed) prior to the transfer of sub-contract funds.
  • Progress reports will be required every 6 months.

 To apply click here.

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