The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
AAS Post-doctoral training at NIH, 2019
Application closing date: 1 Dec 2019
The Africa Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) provides fellowships to African researchers to spend two years at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) for professional training and to conduct research in priority areas. APTI is a postdoctoral programme through the partnership of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), NIH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program (https://policymanual.nih.gov/2300-320-3). The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research. Research on other significant burdens of disease in Africa will also be considered. These may include neglected tropical diseases (all listed by WHO), ONE Health, non-communicable diseases and their interface with infectious diseases, mental health including neurosciences research, clinical research, implementation research and inter/transdisciplinary research (including social sciences and the nexus of environmental factors and human pathogens).
After successful completion of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, trainees will be provided with 50% salary support for an additional two years to assist their transition into independent researchers.
Must be citizens of and currently employed in an academic, research, or government position in an African country.
Must have a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MBBS) awarded no more than 15 years earlier.
Must have less than 5 years of relevant research experience following the award of their doctoral degree by their start date at the NIH. The maximum five years of research experience are only after the doctoral degree has been earned. Research conducted before the award of the doctoral degree does not count against this time.
For the full call text, or to apply, visit the call webpage.