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CIDRI-Africa Postdoctoral Fellowships in Infectious Diseases

CIDRI-Africa invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives.

The following conditions apply:

  • Applicants should hold an appropriate doctoral degree
  • Applicants should be within 5 years of PhD graduation and should not have held prior permanent professional academic positions
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year. Renewal for one further year will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress
  • The value of the fellowship is R350 000 per annum (for the fellowship stipend plus consumables/travel)
  • Successful candidates will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postdoctoral sector
  • Applications will be considered on merit and the University of Cape Town’s policies on transformation and equity will be strongly adhered to.

Applicants should submit a research proposal developed with a Principal or Contributing Investigator of CIDRI-Africa as their supervisor. 

Please refer to the advert and application form for instructions.

Contact: Kathryn Wood

Application deadline: 09:00 12 November 2018

CIDRI-Africa PhD Scholarships in Infectious Diseases

CIDRI-Africa invites applications for five three-year PhD Scholarships in the area of Infectious Diseases. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives. Strong emphasis will be placed on the merit of the applicant and the quality of the research proposal.

The following conditions apply:

  • Applicants should hold an appropriate Master’s degree or have submitted/will submit in 2018. UPDATE 15/10/18: applicants whose first registration was no earlier than January 2018 may apply (ie. PhD Year 2 begins in January 2019)
  • Applicants should be able to register at the University of Cape Town for full-time study in January/February 2019.
  • Scholarships are awarded for one year. Renewal for two further years will be contingent on satisfactory academic progress
  • The value of the scholarship is R220 000 per annum (for stipend plus consumables/travel).
  • Successful candidates will be required to comply with the University of Cape Town’s policies, procedures and practices for the postgraduate sector
  • Applications will be considered on merit and the University of Cape Town’s policies on transformation and equity will be strongly observed

Applicants should submit a research proposal developed with a Principal or Contributing Investigator associated with CIDRI-Africa as their supervisor. 

Please refer to the advert and application form for instructions.

Contact: Kathryn Wood

Application deadline: 09:00 12 November 2018

CIDRI-Africa Seed Awards in Public Engagement

CIDRI-Africa wishes to foster engagement with research participants and their communities to better impact biomedical research. We seek to foster high quality inclusive public engagement by developing projects that empower and maximise opportunities for shared benefits.

Projects should focus on creative ways to engage the public. Projects funded under this call should:

  • lead to improvements in the relationship between CIDRI-Africa researchers, clinical trial participants, and/or the community in which they conduct research;
  • create research participant ownership of projects and foster a legacy of engagement.

Projects may last up to two years to the value of R150 000.

Eligibility: lead applicants must be CIDRI-Africa Principal or Contributing Investigators.

Please refer to the full advert and supplementary information for application instructions. Download the application form.

Contact: Zandile Ciko

Application deadline: 15 October 2018

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