Scholarships and Grants


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NameEligibilityComment Link
FAIS Legacy ProjectYear 2 and 3 PhD students from Africa, $5000 for 3-6 month lab visit. Deadline 1st Decemberimmunopaedia.org.za/fais-legacy-project-application
EDCTP: Career development fellowshipsPostdoctoral and postgraduate medical researchers at host institutions in Sub Saharan Africa Facilitate opportunities for early and mid-career scientists in sub-Saharan Africaedctp.org/call/career-development-fellowships-4
EDCTP: Senior fellowshipsSenior researchers at host institutions in Sub Saharan Africa Facilitate opportunities for senior scientists in sub-Saharan Africaedctp.org/call/senior-fellowships-4
Claude Leon Postdoc fellowshipsOpen to all South African and foreign postdocs to take up at South African tertiary institutions. The awards are for two years and from 2017 are valued at R275,000.00 per yearleonfoundation.co.za/postdoctoral
Margaret McNamara Education GrantsOver 25 enrolled at a university and be from any of the MMEG Country Eligibility List US/Canada program, South Africa programmmeg.org/apply
Crick African Network Career Accelerator AwardsAll African PhDs with between 2 and 6 years postdoc experienceTaken up in 2 places out of 8 places (2 UK/6 African) £145,000 with up to £20,000 for equipmentcrick.ac.uk/partnerships/crick-african-network/accelerator-awards
Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical MedicinePostgraduate training and postdoc research in low-middle income countriesSalary, fees and research expenses covered for 3 yearswellcome.ac.uk/funding/training-fellowships-public-health-and-tropical-medicine
Other Wellcome fellowshipsMultiple opportunities in various areasEmphasis on low-middle income countrieswellcome.ac.uk/funding/scheme-finder
SA-MRC Postdoctoral FellowshipsPhD, based in South AfricaR350, 000 per annum, for two or three yearsmrc.ac.za/jobs/postdoctoral-fellowship
UK MRC/DFID African Research Leader schemeAfrican candidate will have completed a PhD spent at least the last 3 years in active research, Exceptional MSc applicants will be consideredEstablished researchers, or those who have reached a level of seniority e.g. professor or head of department, should  not apply  to this scheme. May apply as co-PI with UK institutionmrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/arl-2018/mrc-dfid-african-research-leader-scheme-2018
Emerging global leader awardOnly non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) in Low- or Middle-Income Countries are eligible to applyNIH will contribute up to $  75,000  (for a minimum of 75% effort or 9 months)  per year toward the salary of the career award recipient. NIH will contribute up to $ 30,000  per year toward the research development costs of the award recipientgrants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-001

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