THRiVE-2 PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE-2)  is inviting applications for its PhD and post-doctoral fellowships. Applications close on 21 November 2016.

The fellowships seek to train and mentor the most promising young scientists from Kenya,
Tanzania and Uganda to become independent, internationally-recognised research leaders and allow for sandwich attachments to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Research projects focusing on an aspect of infectious diseases/neglected tropical diseases (IDs/NTDs), maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MN/RH) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be considered (including, but not
limited to, basic and clinical science, epidemiology or social science).

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Application for SANTHE masters, PhD and postdoctoral researchers

The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence will be receiving applications for masters, PhD and postdoctoral researchers until 4 November 2016.

Thirteen successful applications will join SANTHE research groups in South Africa and Uganda.

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Application for SANTHE Collaborative Grants

The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence is now accepting applications from investigators for 1-year collaborative grants for research projects that address critical challenges to African capacity in HIV and/or TB clinical, social/behavioural, and biomedical science. Applications close on 30 September 2016.

Priority will be given to projects that establish new collaborations that add value to existing skills and initiate a programme of study that is likely to be competitive for external funding. Project leadership must include at least one African investigator who is based at a *SANTHE site. 

Funding Amounts

Up to $50,000 USD in direct costs is available to support each project.  Allowable project expenses include salaries or stipends, travel for research or conference attendance, research materials and supplies, laboratory and office equipment, computer hardware, and software.  All equipment must remain at the African site at the close of the project.

Application Guidelines

To apply please complete the collaborative grants application form attached and submit it, along with CVs of the Principal and co-Principal applicants and three letters of support, to

Deadline for Applications: 30 September 2016

Terms and Conditions

  • Eligible SANTHE Sites include: UKZN/K-RITH(University of KwaZulu-Natal/KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB-HIV); RZHRG (Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group); KWTRP (KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme); BHP (Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute); the Universities of Nairobi; Botswana; Rwanda; and Zambia; Aurum Health Institute S.A.; UVRI Uganda; and CDC Western Kenya.
  • All project activities must be completed within two years of receipt of funds.
  • Funds will be administered as sub-contracts from the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (Durban, South Africa), and will be payable in Rands or USD.
  • It is anticipated that five collaborative grants will be funded per year. All applications will be reviewed by an expert panel and awarded at the discretion of the SANTHE Consortium Steering Committee.
  • Successful projects will be required to provide written confirmation of appropriate ethics and biosafety approvals (as needed) prior to the transfer of sub-contract funds.
  • Progress reports will be required every 6 months. 

To apply click here.

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