EFINTD Fellowship Programme

The EFINTD Fellowship Programme aims to build up a cadre of African researchers in the field, strengthening African research institutions in the process. It fosters the development of translational or operational research into NTDs in Sub-Saharan Africa that is locally originated and locally led. As well as funding pure scientific research, for example on how effective various drugs are, the programme seeks to strengthen public health research, for instance on drug delivery systems.This postdoctoral funding scheme is supporting fellowships both for junior researchers who have recently completed their doctorate studies and experienced researchers ready to take on larger research programmes. Specifically, the EFINTD Fellowship Programme:

provides funding for three year Fellowships for outstanding young post-doctoral African researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out applied research at African research institutions.

focuses on translational or operational research questions - proposals are welcome that address the public health issues related to preventing and treating neglected communicable tropical diseases, including those from social scientists, such as medical anthropologists, as well as from biomedical researchers.

draws on collaboration between African and European research institutions, with the Fellow determining with which European institution he/she proposes to collaborate and on what research issues and topics.provides for additional support to the Fellows beyond salary, travel and research costs through mentorship from leading African and non-African scientists, networking opportunities and training in key career skills such as proposal writing and getting work published.

The Programme is currently open for proposals for Junior Fellowships. Other arrangements are being made for existing EFINTD Junior Fellows to apply for Senior Fellowships.
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