Applications for the African Academy of Sciences APTI Fellowships for talented Early-Career African Scientists for the 2022/23 academic session are currently open.
Do you belong to a cadre of talented early-career African scientists who wish to be trained abroad and return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, help solve Africa’s challenges in global health and development, and become trainers for the next generation?
If yes, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) opportunity is for you.
Worth of Award
- Stipend support will be provided following NIH guidelines based on experience
- Insurance will be provided to the fellow and dependents that are living in the US
- Training support will include Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Grant Writing, Resilience, and Wellness workshops and courses. This will be done through the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE).
After successfully completing the two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the NIH, the APTI fellows shall be supported to transition into being independent researchers as follows.
- APTI fellows shall be provided with a grant of up to USD 226,800 to support years 3 and 4 of the APTI fellowship as detailed below:
- Salary support of up-to USD 38,400 per year subject to the home institution’s HR provisions. The salary support is aimed at ensuring that APTI fellows spend at least 50% of their personnel time on their APTI fellowship
- Research support of up to USD 50,000 per year
- Equipment purchase support of up to USD 50,000 (total)
Eligible applications for the African Academy of Sciences APTI Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
- be citizens of an African country, currently employed in an academic, research, or government position in an African country
- have a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MBBS) awarded no more than 7 years before the application submission deadline. Applicants whose doctoral degrees were awarded earlier may be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to justification. (e.g., where one took a career break for family-related reasons or to seek asylum due to political instability). Such applicants should submit a request (with justification) for consideration.
- have less than 5 years of relevant research experience after the award of their doctoral degree, by their start date at the NIH. Brief periods of clinical work and/or teaching, that does not include research, may be allowable, but cannot exceed 2-3 years total.
- be fluent in English – reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
How to Apply
- All applications and their supporting documents must be submitted in English. Supporting documents issued in a language other than English should be accompanied by their English translation.
- Similarly, applications must be submitted via the AAS Grants Management system (Ishango).
Deadline: Submission of applications closes on September 30, 2022, at 17.00 East African Time (GMT +3).