human health | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship, New Zealand

The University of Otago Special Health Research Scholarship provides funding to support outstanding doctoral students who are contemplating a career in Health Research.
Graduates in any discipline intending to undertake research training at PhD level on a topic relevant to human health are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be :
* Obtaining their first doctoral qualification
* Domestic or International students
* Undertaking health related research
Confirmation of the scholarship is dependent on approval to register as a doctoral candidate and completion of the enrolment procedure.Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicant’s potential for research.
These scholarships are also available for candidates for professional doctorates (DClinDent, EdD) who will be engaged in full-time thesis study in the year following application. Up-to-date application forms will be available from August 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 November 2011

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JRF, SRF and RA Positions at Translational Health Science And Technology Institute, India

Translational Health Science And Technology Institute (THSTI) is an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. THSTI has been developed as a part of the interdisciplinary Health biotech Science cluster to be located at Faridabad which is a part of the National Capital Region. The Institute is being mentored by globally recognized National Institute of Immunology (NII) and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology (HMHST). THSTI is designed to be a dynamic and interactive organization with a mission to conduct innovative translational research and develop research collaborations across disciplines and professions to accelerate the development of concepts into tangible products to improve human health. The other members of the cluster include The Regional Centre of Biotechnology (RCB) under the aegis of UNESCO and the NII with which the THSTI will have a seamless collaboration to achieve the interdisciplinary expertise. The cluster will have access to the state of the art experimental animal facility and the platform technology center for the sophisticated instrumentation. The permanent laboratories of the centre will come up in Faridabad within 3 years. The interim laboratories of the centre are functioning from Gurgaon in the South of Delhi area with adequate housing, transportation and schooling facilities. Campus housing may be available when the centre moves to Faridabad.Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Center (VIDRC) has been set up as a mission center of the THSTI to study infectious disease and pathogens with the aim to generate translational knowledge for developing prophylactic and therapeutic measures against diseases prevalent in India.
Eligibility: RA : Doctorate (PhD/MD) or an equivalent degree or 3 years of research experience after MVSc / MPharm.
SRF: Post Graduate Degree in Life Sciences with 2 years research experience or MBBS.
JRF: Post Graduate Degree in Life Sciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 26 April 2011

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CRP – ICGEB Research Grant 2011 for Applicants from Developing Countries: basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.

The Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants is a unique source of funding aimed at financing those projects addressing original scientific questions that show a potential contribution of particular relevance for the applicant’s country. The programme was established in 1988 with the specific aim to:
-stimulate collaborative research in Member States;
-promote training of young scientists;
-facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities in promising Institutes.
The programme provides support for research projects in many fields of basic sciences, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and environmental bioremediation.
Applicants for research grant proposals (identified as “CRPs”) should hold positions at Universities or Research Institutes in any of the Member States listed in the Annex A. The maximum number of project proposals that may be submitted by each country is three (3) and Liaison Officers are requested to submit to ICGEB, on or before the closing date, a final list summarising their
endorsed proposals.
Project proposals must be submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) in English, in original with one double-sided copy, duly endorsed by the ICGEB Liaison Officer (see Form A for name and full postal
coordinates). Forms submitted without the necessary signatures and endorsement will not be considered. Active collaboration with ICGEB Research Groups is welcome but it is not mandatory to apply for funding. Investigating groups do not qualify for submission of applications:
– if previously awarded projects have not been evaluated and satisfactorily concluded;
-if the University or Research Institute of the PI is based in Italy or India.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
31 March 2011: Suggested deadline for submission to the ICGEB Liaison Officers for endorsement.
30 April 2011: Endorsed applications to be submitted to ICGEB – Office of the Director-General,

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