Applications are invited for WACCBIP New Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for the year 2016. Applicants must 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. The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover a monthly salary, Research supplies and reagents, conference grant and Other related costs. The application deadline is 30th November 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded to promote the development of leadership skills and networking with other scientists in Africa. Research themes: Human genetics, Disease pathogenesis and immunity, Pathogen genomics/Bioinformatics, Host-pathogen interactions, Diagnostics, Molecular epidemiology, Target discovery for drug and vaccine development.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded to pursue postdoctoral programme.
Scholarship Provider: 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.
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa (Ghana, Mali, The Gambia, and Kenya)
Eligibility: To apply for this fellowship, you must:
-Be an African who receivedhis/her PhD degree within the last three years and interested in developing a research career in the biosciences in Africa.
-Develop a comprehensive postdoctoral research proposal that can be completed within 2-3years.
-Be highly motivated individual interested in developing novel research directions.
-Work with minimal supervision and have a high standard for research ethics.
-Be interested in workingon one of the following priority disease areas and research themes:
-Non-communicable diseases, Sickle Cell Anemia, Diabetes, Cancers, Stroke, Chronic Kidney disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Infectious diseases, Protozoan pathogens – Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, Fungal pathogens – Cryptococcosis, Candidiasis, Helminths – Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis, Soil-transmitted helminthes, Mycobacteria – Tuberculosis, Buruli ulcer, Other Bacterial Pathogens –Gastro-intestinal and blood infections, Viruses – HIV/AIDS, Ebola (EBVD), rotaviral infections, Influenza, Dengue fever.
Scholarship Open for International Students: African scientists are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Scholarship Description: The WACCBIP-Wellcome Trust DELTAS 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. 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.
What does it cover? The successful post doctoral fellow will be supported with up to $150,000 to cover:
– A monthly salary
– Research supplies and reagents
– Conference grant
– Other related costs.
How to Apply: Please send copies of the following required documents to waccbipleader-at-ug.edu.gh or waccbip-at-gmail.com
-Letter Of Intent (Describing their Academic and Research Background)
-Full Research Project Proposal with Budget (Max 12 Pages, Excluding References)
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th November 2015.