APTI African Academy of Sciences Fellowship Programme, 2018

The new African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI)is now ongoing for all new African students to pursue research training at a world-class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.

The main objective of APTI is to train a cadre of African scientists so they return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, help solve Africa’s challenges in global health and development, and in turn become trainers of the next generation.

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is a funding and agenda-setting platform seeking to address Africa’s health and developmental challenges by promoting the development of Africa’s research leadership, scientific excellence and innovation

Level/Field of study:

Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme in the research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.


Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted in Africa

Eligible Nationality:

Students from African countries are eligible

Scholarship Benefits:

After successful completion of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship, trainees will have 50% salary support for an additional two years to assist their transition into independent researchers

Scholarship Number :

Not Specified



  • Must be citizens and currently employ in an academic, research, or government position in an African country.
  • Should have a relevant doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MBBS) awarded no more than 15 years earlier.
  • have less than 5 years of relevant research experience by their entry on duty date at NIH.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level by the University.
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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Apply via the 

You can begin the application by clicking on AAS Grants Management System (Ishango) and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

Application Deadline:

May 11, 2018

To access other opportunities, click Africa Scholarships

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