ACTG 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship for African Scientists: (Deadline 15 August 2021)

ACTG 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship for African Scientists: (Deadline 15 August 2021)

African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG), an initiative of 54gene, is pleased to announce the 2021 Academic Scholarship open to emerging genomics scientists.

The scholarship aims at enhancing Africa’s competitive advantage in the genomics research and development space, globally, by reaching and assisting young scientists as early as possible in their career.

About African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG)

The African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG) is an initiative established by 54gene for the advancement of genomic research, knowledge and resources within the African continent. The ACTG is aimed at growing resources within the continent to enhance Africa’s competitive advantage globally as it relates to genomics and disease. It will also facilitate genomics research by ensuring collaborators under the initiative are provided access to cutting edge technologies that will boost research productivity. Insights generated from these research activities will answer pert… read more


ACTG Academic Scholarship

Aim and Benefits of ACTG Academic Scholarship

The scholarship offer is competitive based on prevailing rates in both public and private universities in Africa. Up to $4,000 is available per scholar per year for up to 4 years. Scholarship awards may be applied towards tuition, housing, study related travels as well as other study related activities.

Requirements for ACTG Academic Scholarship Qualification

To be considered eligible for the ACTG Academic Scholarship, applicants are to meet the following requirements:

  • Open to African graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results.
  • It is for students enrolled in full-time PhD programs and who are committed to the completion of their program within the three or four year period of their study as defined by their academic institutions.
  • Applicants must be admitted to study molecular genetics or genetic epidemiology or related fields.

Documents Required for Application

The applicant should submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

  • Statement of interest from the applicant indicating academic qualifications, research interests, his/her suitability to work with the NCD-GHS and career goals (one paragraph for each criterion). Additional information on past research projects, on-campus or off-campus activities and accomplishments that would aid the Committee in reaching its decision can also be included (max. 2 pages)
  • CV of the applicant
  • Research proposal summary in either genetic epidemiology or molecular genetics of any of the NCDs highlighted above (max. 4 pages)
  • Letter of support from the department chair or faculty supervisor of the applicant stating the student’s academic qualifications and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for selecting the candidate (max. 2 pages)

Application Deadline

August 15, 2021

How to Apply

For more details, visit ACTG website.




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