The SABINA network opens its doors for applications from Africans wishing to pursue MSc or PhD in African Universities for the 2014-16 academic years’ scholarship.
The Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products Network (SABINA) is funded under the Carnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) to support capacity building in natural product science and informatics. A key feature of the project entails full participation by post-graduate students at Master’s and Doctoral levels.
 Worth of Awards
They may be expected to spend up to 50% of their time in the laboratories of one of the other network partners.
The SABINA scholarship covers tuition fees, a student bursary/stipend and research costs.

  • Applications are invited from prospective students who are citizens or permanent residents of Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia or South Africa and who are interested in studying towards MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology/functional genomics, synthetic chemistry and bioinformatics of natural products or food science.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in this regional initiative.
  • Candidates, who are already in the employment of an academic or research institution in one of the partner countries and wish to upgrade their qualifications, will be favourably considered.
  • Candidates should have appropriate qualifications (at least equivalent to a credit pass (60%) rate) with specialization in at least one of the following fields: -Natural product chemistry, Synthetic chemistry-Biochemistry, Food science, Bioinformatics.
  • Applicants should give an indication of their preferred field of study. Successful applicants will be considered for registration at the Universities of Dar es Salaam, Namibia, Malawi, Pretoria and the Witwatersrand

 How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit details of their interest, a convincing letter of Motivation, full curriculum vitae and details of three traceable referees (current e-mail, telephone or fax number), including at least two academic professionals, together with certified copies of complete academic records to:

SABINA Network Coordinator
(Att: Dr John Becker);
African Centre for Gene Technologies
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: Applicants are encouraged to submit the required documents at their earliest convenience, but no later than September 30, 2013.Enquiries may be addressed to Dr Becker at the above email address
Click here for more details and to apply