ILCA is ramping up efforts to alleviate Africa’s need for medical assistance.
ILCA recognizes immense clinical and scientific need and plans to develop a strategy to engage African organizations and healthcare professionals in the education and training activities of ILCA through this fellowship.
The fellowship will fund the abstracts, manuscripts as well as other articles that reflect research.
The successful Fellow will acknowledge ILCA in all publications resulting from research performed during the tenure of the fellowship.
- The candidate must be based in Africa. Fellowship recipients can complete this program within Africa or at the
research mentor’s institution (if outside of Africa).
- Candidate must be under 40 years old and undertaking post-doctoral studies in a liver cancer-related discipline
within a public or private non-profit institution engaged in health care and health-related research.
- The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or MD and pursue post-doctoral studies which include both basic and/or clinical research. Those in post-MD Residency or Fellowship programs and engaged in liver cancer research are eligible. If candidates hold full-time faculty positions, letters of commitment must confirm support of the
- The candidate must be an ILCA member in good standing and remain an ILCA member for the duration of the
fellowship. To apply for or renew your membership, please visit the membership section on ILCA Website and process your membership application online.
- The candidate must be supported by a research mentor. The mentor must be an ILCA member in good standing at the time of application and maintain active membership for the duration of the fellowship period. The mentor does not need to be based in Africa. If the mentor is not a member, he/she should apply for or renew his/her membership online on the ILCA website.
How to apply for the ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme
The applications are now OPEN and all you need to do is:
- Review carefully the Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
- Fill out the Application Form
- Submit it along with the required documents by email at [email protected]
The application should include:
- Candidate’s biographical sketch
- Summary of research activity in Africa and abstract
- Research plan of maximum 8 pages including specific aims, background, and significance, preliminary results,
research design and methods, references, and information on the research facilities.
- Letters of commitment from head of department and mentor of maximum 1 page each. The applicant’s mentor must confirm the following:
- minimum 80% of the applicant’s time will be devoted to the research project on which this
application is based
- he/she will be available to provide advice and guidance to the applicant during the award cycle
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Signatures of the application by the appropriate individuals