The 2023 Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program

The call for applications is currently open for the 2023 Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program.

The Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program is a continental workforce development program targeting national public health institutions and laboratories in the African Union Member States to improve the use of pathogen genomic data for outbreak detection and disease surveillance. The fellowship is program is implemented in partnership with the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and regional centers of excellence.

The fellowship program has the following objectives:

  • Train pathogen genomics and bioinformatics workforce to improve outbreak detection, investigation & disease surveillance in Africa
  • Contribute to strengthening the prevention, preparedness, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases while supporting the implementation of Africa’s New Public Health Order
  • Contribute to knowledge and technology transfers and capacity building within and between African Union Member States

Duration: 12 Weeks

Benefits:

The Africa PGI Pathogen Genomics & Bioinformatics Fellowship covers:

  • a living allowance to cover the cost of accommodation, local transportation, and living expenses;
  • return economy-class air ticket between the fellow’s home and the fellowship host institution;
  • Health and Travel Insurance;
  • Visa costs to the host country;
  • Institutional Allowance.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Africa PGI Pathogen Genomics & Bioinformatics Fellowship, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of an African Union Member State;
  • be a full-time member of staff of a national public health institution or a national reference laboratory in Africa;
  • have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and experience in molecular biology, genomics, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, data science, or other disciplines that can be applied to pathogen genomics and bioinformatics;
  • have demonstrated an ability to engage in pathogen genomics and bioinformatics in a public health setting;
  • attach an acceptance letter from a host institution;
  • have adequate fluency in the language spoken at the host institution;
  • there is no upper age limit for eligibility; however, priority will be given to female applicants and youth (i.e. those in the early stages of their careers).
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Application Process

All interested participants for the Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program, should fill the application form with the following details

  • Applicant’s CV and academic transcript;
  • Letter from the applicant’s institution recommending the applicant for the fellowship, providing approval of the proposed project and time commitment; and
  • Host institution approval letter, indicating that the host institution agrees to host the fellow for the duration of the fellowship, with a start and end date;
  • Fellowship and training plan (two pages max.);
  • Statement addressing Africa CDC and ASLM priorities (500 words);
  • Personal Statement (500 words).

To apply for Africa CDC – Pathogen Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowship Program, click here

Deadline: April 28, 2023.

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