Call for Applications in the Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) Masters in Bioinformatics Fellowship 2021/2022

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Are you a Kenyan, Ugandan or Tanzanian National interested in joining a fellowship on Bioinformatics training?

Then apply for the Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) Masters in Bioinformatics Fellowship 2021/2022 and get a partial or full scholarship to cover your tuition alongside a monthly stipend.

Application Deadline: June 2 2021

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Benefits

Financial Support

  • A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to support students during the training.
  • Full scholarships will provide 2-year support for students and will cover tuition fees and a monthly stipend. 
  • Partial scholarships will provide 1-year support for students and will cover tuition fees and stipends in the second year of study only. The academic performance in the first year will be considered.

Eligibility

  • The EANBiT Fellowship Programme is open to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania nationals only.
  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements for MSc at their preferred university.
  • Applicants wanting to study at Makerere University must submit an admission application to the University before the deadline of 28th May 2021.
  • Please click here to access the details

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Application Instructions

The applicant must submit the following documents together with the application:

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae including any relevant research work and experience
  • A one-page letter of motivation explaining why one wants to pursue an MSc. in Bioinformatics
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificate
  • Contacts of at least two referees

About the Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) Masters in Bioinformatics Fellowship

The Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) is a training network supported by Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (FIC-NIH, USA), the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) and the Human Health & Heredity in Africa (h3Africa.org). This network consists of three universities: Pwani (PU); Makerere (MU) and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and four Research Institutes (MUHAS), and four research institutions: International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe); KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP); Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI hub) and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

EANBiT aims to develop a critical mass of bioinformaticians in the region through a high-quality Masters training. Students are registered and spend their first year at one of the partner universities undertaking taught units before undertaking their research project at a partner research centre in the second year. Further, the taught units are enhanced through a 5-week intensive course facilitated by renowned local and international bioinformaticians. Consequently, the programme has an over 90% timely completion rate with many graduates winning PhD scholarships and research positions within a year of completion.

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Deadline for application is June 2 2021

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