2020 African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Medical & Health Sciences
Deadline: December 1, 2019.
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.
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.
- 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 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.
- Professional merit, scientific ability, and potential future career impact (based on CV, letter of interest, and two reference letters).
- Assurance and availability of resources from the home institution for a designated, funded research position for the postdoc upon completion of their fellowship (expressed in letter from director/head of research of home institution).
- Commitment to return to their home country following completion of training (expressed in a letter of interest).
- A selection committee will ensure the best match of outstanding candidates and NIH laboratory positions. Additional selection factors may include diversity in scientific research areas, geographic origin, and gender.
The salary for the 2-years at NIH is approximately 50,000-65,000 per year for 2 years, and that will be based on level of experience.