West African Network of Infectious Diseases Masters and PhD Fellowships 2021

The West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA) is accepting fellowship applications under the ACEPartner project for regional students enrolled in Master’s and PhD programs in 2021

In response to the ACE Partner call under the World Bank African Centers of Excellence (ACE) Impact project, seven ACEs have jointly established the West African Network of Infectious Diseases ACEs (WANIDA) to facilitate interactions, collaborations and networking among the infectious diseases ACEs, other health-related ACEs and non-ACE institutions in the sub-region, with an aim to address the inadequacies of existing health systems across Africa for responding to significant public health threats.

WANIDA seeks to promote greater cooperation between the participating institutions to pursue high quality research and excellence in training, with focus on the etiology of febrile illnesses across West Africa, and developing mechanisms for sharing research resources and technical expertise.

Worth of Award

  • The successful Master’s / PhD fellow will be supported with a partial scholarship, which can be applied towards:
  • Tuition
  • Research costs
  • Stipend
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To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be an African national enrolled as a regional student (non-national) in one of the ACEs in the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Be interested in working on one of the following priority disease areas: COVID-19, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, Mycobacterial infections, neglected tropical diseases, food-borne pathogens

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include as part of their applications:

  • Completed application form
  • Summary of research proposal including plans for partnership (s) with other ACE (s), budget and timelines (maximum 2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (maximum 1 page)
  • Endorsement from current supervisor and ACE Center Leader
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Proof of registration in current academic year or letter of admission
  • Official transcript from most recent degree

Interested applicants may download application forms in English and in French and may send their completed application documents in one PDF file to [email protected]

Deadline: Deadline for applications is December 5th 2020.Questions or requests for further information may be directed to  [email protected]


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