About the program/Scholarship:
The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is offering the Connect Africa Scholarships for early-career scientists and students in Africa who are pursuing opportunities for research development. Applicants must either be students or researchers at Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP), or Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) or be seeking assistance to travel to one of these organizations.
About the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI):
The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is an independent, transdisciplinary scientific research institute based across two campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in South Africa. AHRI’s research combines population, basic, social, and medical sciences to understand and intervene in the health and well-being of South African communities. AHRI works in partnership with local communities and South African academic, governmental, and other policy stakeholders. The Africa Health Research Institute’s vision is optimal health and well-being of under-resourced populations.
Scholarships of up to $2 000 are typically awarded. The funding covers travel within South Africa or to other countries in order to learn new techniques, attend conferences and scientific courses, take part in teaching opportunities, build new scientific research collaborations and develop global and intra-Africa partnerships. The scholarships also aim to leverage the research and training facilities of the three research organizations and to offer young African scientists (undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoralresearch fellows, and early-career research scientists) the chance to develop further as researchers.
- Applicants who live permanently in any of the 54 African countries plus territories and who are based at a research institution in Africa are eligible to apply.
- Awards are given based on the perceived benefit and need of the trip to the applicant, the qualifications of the applicant, and the quality/content of the proposed trip.
- Applicants should time their applications to accommodate the annual application date deadlines and approximately three weeks to get a response on the outcome of the application.
- Funds must be used for the approved purposes of the award.
- All funds will be transferred to home institutions/departments. Funds will not be transferred into personal accounts. A detailed budget and budget justification outlining how the funds will be spent needs to be submitted with the application. A detailed budget needs to be submitted outlining entire trip costs and how the $2 000 from the Connect Africa Scholarship will be spent. Please note that CAS funds will not be transferred until funding for the entire trip has been secured.
- Awards can support domestic and international air travel and other costs, including but not limited to: housing, ground transport, fees, and visas.
- Award recipients are required to submit a two-page report on their travel as well as at least one relevant photograph documenting their trip.
- By accepting the award, awardees give permission for AHRI and affiliates to use trip reports and media for publicity and marketing purposes.
- Support from the Connect Africa Scholarships should be acknowledged in any subsequent publications or presentations derived from this award.
- Please note that an individual can only be awarded one scholarship per year.
Nationality: Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Age: No specific age required
How to Apply:
To apply, please click on “Apply for Opportunity” below and fill out the application form.
- Letter of Support from your supervisor.
- Approval of submission of this application from a current supervisor.
- Letter of Support from the host institution (where applicable).
- Budget and Budget Justification.
Reviewers will consider applications that close annually on 1 March, 1 July, and 1 November. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the third week of March, July, and November.
The deadline will be on 30 June 2021.