African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)

Applications Closed

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the 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 post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).

The 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 home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program. The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.


Ten fellows chosen for the inaugural cohort will assume their NIH positions by early 2019 and another cohort is expected to be recruited in 2020.

  • Most recent application deadline: May 11, 2018
  • Final selection: June 1, 2018


  • Susan Gichoga
    Grants Officer, African Academy of Sciences
    Phone: +254 20 240 5150
  • Jackie Officer
    Program Specialist, Fogarty International Center, NIH
    Phone: +1-301-496-4784
  • Stacy Wallick
    Program Officer, Fogarty International Center, NIH
    Phone: +1-301-496-4784

Updated January 24, 2019