Apply for Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator Award!


Deadline: 1 January 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator Award will provide fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers (or non-African citizens with permanent residency status) who are aiming to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher and launching their own research group.

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Research areas

  • The scope of the research themes which can be undertaken as part of this Award can be defined as a biomedical study of infectious diseases of poverty, with an emphasis on Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV/AIDS, but also extending to neglected tropical diseases or non-communicable diseases with an infection component.
  • Clinical research is possible, but will have to be discussed specifically with potential supervisors/ advisors and institutions to confirm whether resources are available to support the research. It will not normally be possible to conduct clinical research whilst in the UK.
  • Epidemiological or social science research on the above themes are considered out of scope.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Applicants must be a citizen or have permanent residency status of one of the 55 African nations, as defined by the African Union.
  • Applicants will also have a PhD and have no more than 6 years’ post-doctoral research experience (with allowances for legitimate career breaks) but more than 2 years’ post-doctoral experience unless the applicant has an outstanding track-record, supported by publication and employment history.

How to Apply

Applicants must first submit a mandatory Expression of Interest form via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.crick.ac.uk/partnerships/crick-african-network/accelerator-awards

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