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MARS 2022

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022

Country: UAE
City: Dubai
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Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit is now accepting your application!!

Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022 will aim to empower women and Youth in Research.

The annual summit aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African research community. It will do so with a special focus on “The Role of Scientific Research in responding to Cancer and Vaccines Development – Two emerging challenges in Africa”.

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MARS will open a discussion with Ministries of Health, Education, Information, Science and Technology and Gender from across Africa. The discussion will include defining policies to empower women and youth in STEM and to address the vital role of research in the improvement and sustainable development of the population’s health with specific emphasis on how to translate knowledge into action – the ‘know-do gap’ – to improve health And make an impact on society.

Furthermore, it is also an opportunity for networking and career development. The Summit will provide a platform to enable a conducive environment for better research during the ministerial panel.

Abstract Submission Details

Submit the abstracts from final year African PhD students and young investigators involved in research related to either of the following topics:

  • Cancer (especially in women)
  •  Vaccines Development


All should be primarily based at African Research Institutes and Universities. However, collaboration within Africa as well as outside is encouraged.


The organizing committee will present the “Best Young, African Researcher Award” and the “Best African Woman Researcher Award” to recognize the outstanding contribution of African Female Scientists to promote women in research and advance their contribution to STEM

All Abstracts will have 15 winners who will be eligible for sponsorship to attend MARS Summit.

Furthermore, the summit will be a unique opportunity for the winners of a MARS Research Awards to share their research output and findings.

Moreover, the best three Abstracts will be eligible for Research Awards.

Further, Research Awards will be also dedicated to Best African Women Researchers.

Further Information

You should submit your papers to the mail [email protected]



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Conferences
Deadline31 July,2022
Open toPeople from Africa and Middle East
OrganizerMerick Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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