Medium to Long Term Fellowship

Medium- to Long-term Fellowships for established scientists, post-doctorate fellows, and public health officials (2 months, 6 months, and 12 months).

Background information:

The medium to long-term fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend (around US$50). We will prioritize the selection of individuals from national institutes of health and academic organizations in Africa that already have SARS-CoV-2 genomic data production and analysis experience and need to build skills in statistics, epidemiology, wet-lab genomic data production, bioinformatics and phylogenetic data analysis. 

Fellowships are available to:

  • Laboratory Technologists
  • Post-graduate Students
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellows
  • Bioinformaticians 
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialists
  • Public Health Officials
  • Senior Scientists 

The majority of the fellowships will be provided to African researchers. However, we also encourage established international scientists and post-doctoral fellows from other regions of the world to also apply for the fellowship given they are committed to contributing to institution-building work in the hosting African institutions and/or c on-site training of African fellows.

Participant institutions:

  • African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Nigeria
  • Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI), Stellenbosch University, Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
  • KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa

DEADLINE for application: 28 February 2022

EXPECTED start date: From 15 March  2022

Application form: Please download the application form in Word or PDF format

We can only provide long-term fellowships by collaborating with key funders. The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant to Stellenbosch University that supports these fellowships. In addition, we also receive support from Africa CDC and WHO AFRO to identify fellows and support some of their travel costs. However, this is only the beginning and we are looking for new partners, funders, and philanthropists to advance this fellowship project. 

Below are some photographs of the CERI site in Stellenbosch, KRISP in Durban and ACEGID in Nigeria, and ILRI in Kenya.

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