Pediatrics | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Senior Research Fellow (Medical) at the Pediatric Biology Centre, THSTI, India

The project involves clinical interactions with pregnant women who are going to deliver at a clinical site (hospital). SRFs will enroll eligible women when they come to the antenatal clinic, into a research study and will follow up the enrolled women when they come to the labour room for their delivery; obtain clinical information and clinical samples and perform any other clinical/research activity for the project as determined by the investigators.
Qualifications required: The candidate should have a graduate degree of MBBS from an accredited Indian University, and should have a good academic record. Experience in one/more areas listed below is desirable but not mandatory.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical trials

Scholarship Application Deadline: 01st March, 2011 at 11 AM

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases, USA

Although the program targets postdoctoral infectious diseases fellows, applicants who have completed training in otherclinical specialties relevant to tropical medicine (e.g. internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN) will also be considered.
These postdoctoral fellowships provide support for individuals to conduct research in tropical infectious diseases (and, on occasion, other clinical conditions unique to tropical medicine). Funding is available for two twelve-month periods. The first award will be made during fellowship (generally the final year); during Year One of BWF/ASTMH support, the fellow should commit at least 80% of his/her effort to research and spend at least three months working in a tropical or developing area. The second half of the award will be made once the grantee has entered a stable, entry-level faculty position; Year Two of the BWF/ASTMH fellowship carries the same expectations as Year One, i.e. 80% research effort and at least three months’ work in a tropical or developing area.
These fellowships are not intended to provide funding for overseas clinical electives or experiences. The purpose of the BWF/ASTMH fellowships is to stimulate or sustain interest in research in tropical infectious diseases by individuals who are planning academic or other career paths ultimately focused on clinical research relevant to tropical or developing areas of the world.
Support: $65,000 per year for two years to cover travel, stipend, fringe benefits and health insurance. In Year Two of the
BWF/ASTMH fellowship, an additional $5,000 is available for capacity development at the overseas site. These fellowships do not allow indirect costs.
Selection criteria:
1. Excellence and promise of the proposed candidate and her/his work;
2. Relevance of the proposed work to the amelioration of important tropical/geographic infectious diseases;
3. Excellence and experience of home and overseas mentors;
4. Adequacy of field populations/laboratory/epidemiologic facilities for the proposed work; and,
5. Potential of this fellowship to influence the candidate’s career.
Applications will be considered from any individual with an academic appointment of fellow who proposes to perform
research in tropical infectious diseases. The award is not intended for students, pre-doctoral candidates or faculty-level
applicants. Preference will be given to North American clinician-scientists enrolled in (or accepted by) a fellowship
program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and those accredited through
the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Particular consideration will be given to candidates
seeking support for their third (research) year of fellowship training.
Since a minimum of three months of each funded year must be spent performing research overseas, applicants working
toward Board Eligibility must obtain approval from their fellowship program director before applying for this award. If the
period covered by this award is to be considered toward Board Eligibility, the recipient must have a continuity clinic at the
overseas site (and the program director must notify the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education [ACGME]
concerning the integration of this clinic into their fellowship program).
The application deadline is September 1, 2010 for funds to be distributed for July 2011. Applicants will receive notification of award decisions by early 2011.
Submit your application on line via link posted at beginning the week of August 2, 2010.

Further Fellowship Information and Application
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Post Doctoral Scholarship in a Teaching Hospital

This fellowship is tenable in association with a gastroenterological unit (medical, surgical or paediatric) in a teaching hospital, research institute or university department that has demonstrated interest in research into health and disease related to the broad field of gastroenterology, hepatology and related disorders. Applicants must hold a higher degree.


The major conditions and the stipends for this fellowship are assessed according to the qualifications and experience of the Applicant.


The Applicant is required to:

• Read, understand and agree to all the requirements listed in the 2010 Instruction booklet.

• Be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, defined as “being a financial member of the society for at least one year prior to application for this award”;

• Hold a relevant postgraduate research degree (MD, PhD or equivalent) or have submitted their thesis at the time of application;

• Be not more than five (5) years from the awarding of their postgraduate research degree and wish to make their career in Australia undertaking research in an Australian academic institution;

• Be recognised as having the potential to be an independent investigator committed to full-time research in gastroenterology/hepatology;

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