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The European Foundations Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD, Africa

Call for Proposals for Junior Fellowships commencing April 2012, Africa

Deadline: December 15th, 2011

The European Foundations Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD, Africa

Study Subject(s):Neglected Tropical Diseases
This scholarship is provider by the European Foundations
Scholarship can be taken at: Africa

Eligibility:
Applicants for Junior Fellowships must be postdoctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa with less than 3 years experience after the completion of the PhD (or equivalent). The necessary degree (MD or PhD) must be granted by the time of the final interview stage (end of March 2012). Applicants from Sub-Saharan countries outside South Africa and applicants returning to Sub-Saharan countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Description: The European Foundations Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD) is a response from five European Foundations – Cariplo, Gulbenkian, Merieux, Nuffield and Volkswagen – to tackling the ill health and impoverishment caused by a group of 17 infectious diseases. These neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect more than one billion people worldwide, mainly in Africa and mostly living in extreme poverty. Beyond their negative impact on health, NTDs contribute to an ongoing cycle of poverty and stigma that leaves its victims unable to work, go to school or participate in family and community life.

How to Apply: By post and online

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 15, 2011

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