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DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme Call for Applications for study in Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Stellenbosch University

Our colleagues in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University are seeking applicants for the "DAAD In-Region Scholarship Programme". The purpose of the call is to support MSc or PhD candidates from sub-Saharan African countries (excluding South Africa), with a view to training individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in sub-Saharan Africa.

Costs covered:

  • Stipend (MSc: €5,400 p.a.; PhD: €6,000 p.a.)
  • Research allowance
  • Allowance for printing costs (final year of study)
  • Travel allowances
  • Health insurance
  • Regular university fees

Scholarships are initially granted for one year and can be extended to a maximum of the regular period of study upon receipt of an application for extension. Scholars must demonstrate satisfactory progress before an extension is granted.

Application procedure:

  1. Download and read the call document, as well as the DAAD call document and other important information, available here.  
  2. Fill out the online application form and submit before the submission deadline: midnight, 15 March 2021.
  3. Shortlisted candidates will be:
    1. Matched with supervisors;
    2. Invited to formally apply to Stellenbosch University for admission;
    3. Required to compete in a second stage of applications, for which PhD candidates should prepare a research proposal in collaboration with the assigned supervisor.
  4. Successful candidates will be notified in due course and be expected to start their studies at MBHG in February 2022.

* Please note that being assigned to a supervisor, or obtaining admission to Stellenbosch University does not guarantee placement in the absence of student funding.

For enquiries contact mbhgapplications@sun.ac.za.

Call summary

Call is open

Download the call document

Fill out the online application form

Call closes midnight, 15 March 2021


Past Calls

Clinical Trials Unit Lead at AHRI

Our colleagues at the Africa Health Research Institute are seeking a Clinical Trials Unit Lead. For full information, view the call for applications here.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in conducting clinical trials of experimental products; publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; success in obtaining independent research funding; student, postdoc or fellow training experience; and excellent understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of experimental product clinical trials, including managing a clinical trials unit and implementing Good Clinical Practice (GCP). The incumbent should have leadership and management experience. The clinical trials unit lead will need to have completed medical specialist training and hold a MBChB (or equivalent MD qualification). They would need to be registered with the HPCSA as a medical practitioner and have a valid driver’s licence.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead by living AHRI’s values, which include collaboration, ubuntu, leadership, innovation, transformation and impact.

Applicants should email a detailed cover letter, including a short research statement, and their CV to recruitment@ahri.org before 30 November 2020. Please indicate the post’s reference number CTULEAD/OCT/2020 in the subject line of the email.

This call closed on 30 November 2020

For further enquiries about this position please contact willem.hanekom@ahri.org (please note that applications are not accepted from this e-mail address).

Call summary

Call is closed

Visit AHRI for full information

Call closed 30 November 2020


Restricted call for proposals: COVID-19 research

CIDRI-Africa Principal and Contributing Investigators are invited to submit applications for research into severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The purpose of this funding scheme is to provide catalytic, short-term (typically 3-6 month) support for high-quality COVID-19 research projects. The expectation is that awardees will use these rapid, pump-priming funds to commence a research programme and will apply for external funding to progress this further. Projects may be on any aspect of health and biomedical sciences research into COVID-19. Priority will be given to research that demonstrates niche for the African and/or South African context—continental and local relevance will be factored heavily in selection.

This call closed at 09:00 on 30 June 2020.

Download the call document and application form.

Enquiries and completed applications to: Kathryn Wood.

Call summary

Call is restricted to CIDRI-Africa Investigators

Call is closed

Download the call document and application form

Call closed at 09:00 on 30 June 2020


Two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships

CIDRI-Africa is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases.

Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives.

Applicants should submit a research proposal developed with a Principal or Contributing Investigator of CIDRI-Africa as their supervisor (please consult linked pages to identify a potential supervisor). Successful candidates will be registered in the academic departments of the supervisors.

The following conditions apply:

  • Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree
  • Applicants should be within 5 years of PhD graduation and should not have held prior permanent professional academic positions
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year. Renewal for one further year will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress
  • The value of the fellowship is R350 000 per annum (fellowship stipend plus consumables/travel). Split between stipend and running costs to be discussed with supervisor.
  • Successful candidates will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector
  • Applications will be considered on merit and the University of Cape Town’s policies on transformation and equity will be strongly adhered to.

This call for applications closed on 31 March 2020.

Download the advert and application form.

Enquiries and completed applications to: Kathryn Wood

Call summary

Call is closed

Download the advert and application form

Application deadline: 31 March 2020

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