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University of Nairobi Senior Fellowship in Clinical Trials and PhD Scholarships Opportunities

Senior Fellowship in Clinical Trials
University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI)

University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is offering one (1) full scholarship for a senior fellowship training program in clinical trials.

The training consists of course work and practical experience in Kenya and Partner Institutions abroad.

The scholarship runs for 2 years and covers tuition fees, travel, accommodation and stipend.


Purpose of the Grant

The objective of this grant is to build clinical trial capacity by empowering health care professional with the skills required to conduct clinical trials in the region. The focus of the training will be in the areas of epidemiology, research design, research ethics, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and data management.

Selection criteria: 

Applicants should be:-
  • Kenyan National
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in medicine and at least three years working experience in clinical research. MPH students or degree holders will have an added advantage
  • Be willing to travel abroad for placement for several months for the course work.
  • An interest and/or previous experience in HIV vaccine research will be an added advantage.
  • KAVI encourages female candidates to apply for the fellowship
Application Procedure:

All interested applicants must submit the following documents:-
  • Application letter.
  • Official academic transcript from the Institution(s) where the student received undergraduate and graduate training.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Three (3) letters of reference of which one must be from the supervisor.
PhD Scholarship (Basic Science)
University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI)

University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is offering one (1) full scholarship for PhD training program.

The training consists of a research project in HIV vaccine studies and oversees placement at partner Institutions. The scholarship runs for 4 years and covers tuition fees, travel, accommodation and stipend.

Selection criteria: 

Applicants should be:-
  • Kenyan National
  • Have a master’s degree in any of the following fields in Sciences (Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry).
  • Eligible and willing to enroll for a PhD program with The University of Nairobi.
  • The research project must be in any of the following areas; Immunological responses to HIV infection or Mucosal immunity to HIV.
  • Be willing to travel abroad for placement
  • Be interested in HIV Vaccine research.
  • Be willing to be a full time student.
Application Procedure:

All interested applicants must submit the following documents:-
  • Application letter.
  • A three (3) page description of the student proposed research project in the following areas of research; Immunological responses to HIV infection or mucosal immunity to HIV.
  • Official academic transcript from the Institution(s) where the student received undergraduate and postgraduate training.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Three (3) letters of reference of which one must be from the supervisor.
PhD Scholarship (Social Science)
University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI)

University of Nairobi, Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative (KAVI) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is offering one (1) full scholarship for PhD training program for a Social Scientist.

The training consists of a research project in HIV vaccine studies and oversees placement at partner Institutions. The scholarship runs for 4 years and covers tuition fees, travel, accommodation and stipend.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should be:-
  • Kenyan National
  • Have a master’s degree in any of the following fields (Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Medical Sociology, Population studies, Demography, Psychology)
  • Eligible and willing to enroll for a PhD program with The University of Nairobi.
  • The research project must be in any of the following areas; Community engagement in Vaccine trials.
  • Be willing to travel abroad for placement
  • Be interested in HIV vaccine research.
  • Be willing to be a full time student.
Application Procedure:

All interested applicants must submit the following documents:-
  • Application letter.
  • A three (3) page description of the student proposed research project in the following area of research: Community engagement in Vaccine trials;
  • Official academic transcript from the Institution(s) where the student received undergraduate and postgraduate training.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Three (3) letters of reference of which one must be from the supervisor
All scholarship applications should clearly denote the position they are applying for and should be sent to:

The Principal, College of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 19676 – 00202, K.N.H.-Nairobi.

Applications should be received by April 08, 2011.

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