MARCAD Plus Call for applications for Master, PhD, and Postdoctoral fellowships.
MARCAD Plus is a consortium of institutions putting together their capacities to contribute significatively to malaria and NTDs elimination in West and Central Africa. MARCAD Plus is sponsored by the Welcome Trust and the Foreign, Commonwealth&Development Office (FCDO), working in partnership with the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA)
The coordinating institution is the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) of Dakar, Senegal. The current members of the MARCAD Plus Consortium are:
1-The University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal,
2-The University of Health & Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana,
3-The University of Yaoundé 1 (UoY 1), Cameroon,
4-The MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG), The Gambia,
5-The University of Sciences Technics and Technology of Bamako (USTTB), Mali,
6-The Bandim project of the Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau,
7-The College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone,
8-The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.
Other African, European (London School and Hygiene and Tropical Medicine -LSHTM- from the UK, The University of Copenhagen -UoC- (Denmark) and American research Institutions and Universities collaborate with the consortium.
MARCAD Plus is launching a new capacity-building programme for Master, PhD.and Postdoctoral in the thematic areas of control and elimination of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) (Schistosomiasis & Soil-Transmitted Helminths). With this programme MARCAD Plus seeks to train
African scientists able to provide relevant answers for the control and elimination of malaria and NTDs.
Successful candidates will receive advanced training, supervision & mentorship, international exposure, and build their research capacities. The programme will facilitate their networking and collaboration with other institutions and help them become competitive for international funding. Fellowships will be based at one of the seven African-based institutions listed above.
The MARCAD-Plus programme includes the following:
Nine (9) Master fellowships of two (2) years. The award will be for a maximum of 8 778 euros, covering course fees, stipends, some research expenses, and training costs related to the degree.
Fourteen (14) Ph.D. Fellowships of four (4) years. The award is up to 77 838 euros to cover PhD fees, stipends, research costs, training costs and scientific visits to partner Institutions,
Twelve (12) Postdoctoral fellowships of three (3) years. Up to 113 272 euros will be provided to cover salary, research costs, training costs, mentorship, career development and scientific visits to partner Institutions.
Who can apply?
1. African citizens,
2. Who lives in Malaria and NTDs endemic countries in Africa, and
3. Who has the intention to focus their career on Malaria and NTDs research.
A master fellowship applicant must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to malaria and/or NTDs.
A PhD fellowship applicant must have a master’s degree or equivalent qualification.
A postdoctoral fellowship applicant must have a PhD degree and appropriate research experience.
The applicant must identify their preferred hosted institutions among the MARCAD-Plus African partner institutions listed above.
The scientific proposal must abide by one research domain of the selected hosted institution. Detailed information on the fellowship programme, Malaria and NTDs research topics being carried out by each partner can be found here on our official website www.marcad-africa.org
Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF format by email to email@example.com
1. A completed application form (available at http://www.marcad-africa.org)
2. Your CV (Training, Studies & Research, Publications, Oral Presentations, Posters, Research Experience…) in PDF format
3. A support letter from your home institution in PDF format
4. A certified copy of complete academic transcript(s) and certificate(s).
Complete applications must be received by July 28th, 2023, at 11:00 PM GMT. We will not consider any incomplete applications.
APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN RESEARCHERS AND OTHERS UNDERREPRESENTED ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
The selection committee reserves the right to make a final decision about suitable candidates, considering the above criteria.
We will send notification emails to only shortlisted candidates for a face-to-face or online interview between the 10 and 25 of August 2023. We encourage you to check your email frequently during this period.
Download the application form
Formulaire de bourse Master de MARCAD-Plus – Version francaise
MARCAD-Plus Master’s Fellowship application form – English version
Formulaire de bourse PhD de MARCAD-Plus – Version francaise
MARCAD-Plus PhD’s Fellowship application form – English version
Formulaire de bourse Postdoctorale de MARCAD-Plus – Version francaise
MARCAD-Plus Postdoctoral’s Fellowship application form – English version
For further information, please contact:
Mr Ekoue KOUEVIDJIN
MARCAD-Plus Programme Manager
University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal