CARTA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is is glad to offer the CARTA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This program is exclusively open to African individuals who demonstrate a strong commitment to research capacity building at their institution as well as a potential for research leadership. The research theme must be connected to public and population health.

Scholarship Description
The purpose of the fellowship is for the Post-Doc fellow to gain specific skills, expand their networks and work in a research-active environment where they will engage with role models, receive strong mentorship and learn the demands of the community and public engagement.

Award Value
The CARTA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be up to a maximum of US$ 48,000 and will include travel costs, a monthly stipend of US$3,000 and funds for the formation of new research collaborations and partnerships, development of pilot projects, training opportunities on specific research skills and attendance of an international conference. Due to the short-term nature of the postdoctoral research fellowship program, the fellowships will not cover accompanying dependents.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in public and population health.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Africa.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants must be Ph.D. graduates of the CARTA program. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to research capacity building at their institution as well as a potential for research leadership.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only African nationals are invited to apply this CARTA Postdoctoral Fellowship .

Application Instruction
Applicants must submit the following documents to the CARTA Secretariat (carta@aphrc.org), and copy the same to their focal person(s):

  • A completed application form.
  • Updated CV, showing publications and awards.
  • A statement from the current employer indicating willingness to release and readmit the applicant at the end of the postdoctoral training period
  • Letters of support, from: a) a senior academician, from your home institution, who understands your research and potential; b) your Head of Department or Dean; c) the prospective host institution indicating: its willingness to host the applicant; and the name of the proposed mentor. d) your proposed mentor (including his/her CV) from the host institution(s).
  • E-copies of your most significant publications over the last three years

Submission Deadline
22 February 2019.

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