Long term Fellowship

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

We will also offer longer-term fellowships for post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists. These fellowships can be taken in any of the participating institutions in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya. 

DEADLINE for application: 31 January 2022

Application form: Please download the application form here.

They will cover travel, accommodation, and a stipend. 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 genomic surveillance and advanced bioinformatics data analysis.

Long term fellowships are available to:

  • Visiting Senior Scientists 
  • Post-doctoral research fellows 
  • Public Health Officials
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialists
  • Laboratory technologists

We will also offer established international scientists and post-doctoral fellows that want to contribute to the scientific analysis of the data and training on-site.

South Africa participant insitutions:

  • CERI-Data at School of Data Sciences and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
  • CERI-Tyger at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Tygerberg School of Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
  • CERI-KRISP at the KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban


  •  African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID)


  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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 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. 

DEADLINE for application: 31 January 2022

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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