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Application deadline: May 11, 2018 The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their

Deadline: April 30, 2018   The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.   The Fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. For purposes of this call, “bioeconomy” is defined activities that make use of bio-innovations, and are based on biological sources, materials and processes to generate sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.   Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:   • Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life. • Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement. • The politics of

Deadline: March 16,  2018 The Economics of Tobacco Control (ETC) Project is based in the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The Project does research on a variety of aspects related to the economics of tobacco control, including the following: estimation of price elasticities of tobacco products, the role of the excise tax structure and level on consumption, the response by the tobacco industry to tax and legislative changes, the size of the illicit market and ways to curb illicit tobacco. The Project comprises about ten researchers and a number of support staff. The website of the ETC project can be found at Attached to the ETC Project, is the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Elimination of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The

IBM Health Corps is a global pro bono program focused on tackling health disparities. Akin to an incubator, IBM provides the environment, experts, and services needed to nurture new ideas in public and population health that use technology to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes.IBM Health Corps is looking for projects & organisations that focus on using data, technology, and design to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes, to partner with. In 2018, Health Corps partnerships will be focused on two areas:Cancer: Increasing access to health and public health services, improving the quality of care, and decreasing the cost of diagnosis and treatment in cancer. Health workforce: Empowering the health workforce around the world to be better equipped to make decisions in their respective environments.Find out more

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and AAAS are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from May 21-25, 2018.This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work, and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).The completed application should be submitted via the online

Do you want to make a difference in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)? Apply to the International Training Program in SRHR before April 10, 2018. The advanced international training programme in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) runs during 2014-2018 in selected countries in Asia and Africa, with funds from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned top ranked Lund University to carry out an advanced training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. The overall objective of the training programme is to develop capacity among potential future leaders and managers in the field of SRHR in the participating countries to design and implement high quality satisfactory SRHR services and information for the population. The programme is primarily directed towards mid-career obstetricians, gynecologists and midwives but also towards policymakers, program

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships. The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region, solving development issues in the region and strengthening universities, research institutes and research networks in Eastern Africa, and contributing to the establishment of regional networks between these institutions. This is in line with CARTA’s objective of producing a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. Funding is generally granted for a period of 3 years.  EligibilityApplicants must be CARTA fellows in the Eastern Africa region. Applications are only open to those who