infectious disease | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

AH Research Fellowships, UK: Infectious diseases of farm animals

The Institute for Animal Health is a world-leading centre for research into infectious diseases of farm animals. As part of its long term strategy, we wish to attract and encourage the best scientists to join the Institute to help take forward this important and exciting area of science. In order to help achieve this aim, the Institute has introduced its own Fellowships Scheme to enable outstanding early-stage scientists to develop their own research programme, within the remit of the Institute. The Institute is calling for applications from high-calibre, ambitious, scientists who are able to demonstrate the potential for becoming an established Group Leader. Applicants must be postdoctoral scientists with no less than two years and typically no more than eight years active1 postdoctoral research experience at the time of application.
Progression from a position as a post-doc on an externally-funded (or even core-funded) project to that of an independent Group Leader requires an individual to demonstrate their potential to work independently as a research scientist involving the ability to conceive, plan and deliver a research programme. However, post-docs funded through grants are unable to apply independently for research grants until they hold a tenured position; and they can’t have a tenured position until they can demonstrate the ability to win grants!

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 March  2011

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Carnegie Corporation Research Scholarships for Doctoral Students, South Africa: Molecular and Cell Biology

The scholarships are funded by the Carnegie Corporation and form part of a grant established to recruit and support Doctoral students who have an intention to remain in academia. The intention is to develop a cohort of trainee academics and thereby contribute to growing the next generation of academics and to strengthen higher education in Africa.

Applications are invited from candidates who are suitably qualified and who are registered in the 1S‘, 2″”, 3” or 4“‘ year of Doctoral study, or who intend to register for full-time study at the University of Cape Town for the Doctoral degree in Department of l\/lolecular and Cell Biology, on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human infectious diseases.
Preference will be given to B/ack Africans and previously disadvantaged South Africans. Conditions of Award and Eligibility: Successful candidates may undertake part-time employment that is related to the research being undertaken. Such employment may only be undertaken with the permission of the Supervisor and Project Director and must be limited to no more than 15 hours per week.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 9 February 2011

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Vaccine Research Innovation (VRI) Awards, India: Vaccine Research

Applications are invited for the VRI Awards from young scientists to work at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Centre (VIDRC), a program centre of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) under the mentorship of its faculty. An ideal candidate would hold a recent PhD in any area of modern biology with preference given to those with interest and expertise in infectious diseases/vaccine research. Those likely to complete their PhD programme in the next three months are eligible to apply.
The Award shall normally be for the duration of three years which may be extended by two more years, subject to satisfactory progress, based on a review by the committee of experts and their recommendation. The Award carries a consolidated stipend of Rs. 40,000/- per month. The awardee shall not be entitled to draw any other fellowship or salary.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th Feb, 2011

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