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Home Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)Fellowships for African Scientists 2022
Do you belong to a cadre of talented early-career African scientists who wish to be trained abroad and return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, help solve Africa’s challenges in global health and development, and become trainers for the next generation? If yes, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) has an opportunity for you.
APTI is implemented by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in partnership with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Through the program, APTI Fellows are trained and supported to become scientific leaders who can advocate for increased research and innovation projects in Africa. This is done through 4-year postdoctoral fellowships where APTI Fellows are placed in various laboratories of the NIH Institutes or Centers (ie, Intramural Research Program) for 2 years before returning to their home institutions in Africa for another 2 years of research.
- Salary support of up-to USD 38,400 per year subject to the home institution’s HR provisions. The salary support is aimed at ensuring that APTI fellows spend at least 50% of their personnel time on their APTI fellowship
- Research support of up to USD 50,000 per year
- Equipment purchase support of up to USD 50,000 (total)
- Must be citizens of an African country, currently employed in an academic, research, or government position in an African country
- Must have a relevant doctoral degree (eg, PhD, MD, MBBS) awarded no more than 7 years before the application submission deadline. Applicants whose doctoral degrees were awarded earlier may be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to justification.
- Must have less than 5 years of relevant research experience after the award of their doctoral degree, by their start date at the NIH.
- Must be fluent in English reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022