Apply for ACTG Academic Scholarship 2021. African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG), an initiative of 54gene, announces the 2021 Academic Scholarship open to emerging genomic scientists.
The objectives of the center are to empower the next generation of African genomic scientists through the provision and implementation of grants, fellowships, and internships; enable better health outcomes by powering the discovery of disease variants which will significantly improve responses to drugs especially among African populations, and enhance therapy on the African continent by enabling individualized and precise care that utilizes patient unique genetic identity to develop new targets for medicine.
ACTG Academic Scholarship will enhance 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. The successful candidates will be working with the NCD-GHS team and expected to either focus on exploring the genetic epidemiology or the molecular genetics of some Non-Communicable Diseases (cancers, diabetes, thyroid disorders, parkinson’s, alzheimer’s and sickle cell).
- 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. The total allocation approvable will be determined based on the Scholarship Committee’s evaluation of the applications submitted.
- Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded this year. This scholarship will be offered annually in subsequent years.
- Open to African graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results.
- Basically, this scholarship 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 admitted to study molecular genetics or genetic epidemiology or related fields.
- Moreover, all applicants must be bonafide students of any University in Africa;’ having gained admission through procedures defined by such Universities. ACTG would neither facilitate nor influence admission of applicants into any University.
- The ACTG is committed to equality of opportunity. No applicant will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of gender (including gender reassignment), marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. The primary consideration in the selection of Scholars will be applicants’ ability to meet the selection criteria for each scholarship.
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