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.

Timeline

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
  • Upcoming application deadline: To be announced

2019 African Postdoctoral Training Initiative Fellows and NIH Hosts

  • Fellow: Dr. Idowu Aimola
    Home institution: Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
    Host institution: National Human Genome Research Institute
    Research area: diabetes, maternal and child health
  • Fellow: Dr. Nana Ama Amissah
    Home institution: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
    Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Research area: infectious diseases
  • Fellow: Dr. Thomas Hormenu
    Home institution: University of Cape Coast, Ghana
    Host institution: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Research area: diabetes
  • Fellow: Dr. Musa Kana
    Home institution: Federal University Lafia, Nigeria
    Host institution: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Research area: tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, child health
  • Fellow: Dr. Rania Labib
    Home institution: Children’s Cancer Hospital, Egypt
    Host institution: National Cancer Institute
    Research area: child health
  • Fellow: Dr. Hamma Maiga
    Home institution: Institut National de Recherche en Santé Publique, Mali
    Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Research area: malaria, maternal and child health
  • Fellow: Dr. Bartholomew Ondigo
    Home institution: Egerton University, Kenya
    Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Research area: malaria
  • Fellow: Dr. Kolapo Oyebola
    Home institution: University of Lagos, Nigeria
    Host institution: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Research area: sickle cell disease
  • Fellow: Dr. Irene Offei Owusu
    Home institution: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
    Host institution: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Research area: infectious diseases, viruses
  • Fellow: Dr. Markos Tesfaye Woldeyohannes
    Home institution: St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia
    Host institution: National Institute of Nursing Research
    Research area: child health

Inquiries

  • Susan Gichoga
    Grants Officer, African Academy of Sciences
    Phone: +254 20 240 5150
    Email: apti@aasciences.ac.ke
  • Jackie Officer
    Program Specialist, Fogarty International Center, NIH
    Phone: +1-301-496-4784
    Email: jackie.officer@nih.gov
  • Stacy Wallick
    Program Officer, Fogarty International Center, NIH
    Phone: +1-301-496-4784
    Email: stacy.wallick@nih.gov

Updated April 19, 2019

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