Call for Applications - Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdocs

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In the frame of the YaBiNaPA graduate school, the following scholarships will be offered for 2018:

Scholarships for PhD students from Cameroonian Universities

to do research in one of the graduate school's laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I.
  • Number of scholarships:
    • 5 scholarships for 6 months
      • Monthly allowance: 400 EUR
      • Application deadline: January 5th 2018

Scholarships for PhD students from African Universities

to do research in one of the graduate school's laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I.
  • Number of scholarships:
    • 5 scholarships for 6 months
      • Monthly allowance: 400 EUR
      • Application deadline: January 5th 2018

Scholarships for a Postdoc

to do research in one of the graduate school's laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I.
  • Number of scholarships:
    • 1 scholarship for 12 months
      • Monthly allowance: 500 EUR
      • Travel allowance
      • Application deadline: November 30th 2017

Conditions

For the selection of long-term scholarship holders, the following criteria are mandatory:

Only applicants from developing countries can be funded. There is no age limit applying to scholarships. However, in the case of PhD scholarships, the final graduation at the time of submitting the application should not lie further back than 6 years. If the doctoral project was already begun before the start of funding, it should not lie further back than 3 years before submitting the application. With regards to applications submitted by scientists and young academics (postdocs), the doctoral degree at the time of submitting the application should not lie further back than 2 years.

About YaBiNaPA

YaBiNaPA is the Yaoundé-Bielefeld Bilateral Graduate School for antiparasitic and antimicrobial Natural Products Discovery funded by DAAD to strengthen the capacity of Lecturers, Researchers (Master and PhD students) in the domain of phytomedicine for sustainable development in developing countries as planned by the 2030 agenda of UN on the theme «Transforming our World". Thus the Graduate School has the aim to provide specialized experts and lecturers with updated training at Masters, Doctorate, and Postdoc levels by making available its expertise, equipment, database and by organizing seminars, workshops and research stays in Germany and therefore move towards joint development and innovation.

Objective

The Yaoundé - Bielefeld Bilateral Graduate School "Natural Products with Antiparasite and Antibacterial Activity (YaBiNaPA)" intends to exert impact in three dimensions:

  • Improvement of Graduate Education: The network of scientists involved, together with improved technical resources and access to modern research technology will provide the members of the Graduate School with a broad scope of timely disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills.

  • Sustainability and translational research: The combination of the disciplines in relationship to potential application of natural products as isolated compounds or standardized extract preparations for therapeutic applications will confer the idea of translational research to the members of the Graduate School. The necessity of sustainable supply of plant derived natural products or extracts will be especially considered.

  • Improvement of quality of life: The joint research effort of the scientists from different disciplines is expected to lead to a progress in the therapy of parasitic or microbial diseases. Microbial infections and especially diseases like malaria and leishmaniosis require treatments that are affordable by the poorer population.

Application

The application documents consist of:

  • A letter of motivation and a detailed CV

  • A proposal for the research project at the University of Yaoundé I

  • A progress report of the current PhD studies

  • A certified copy of birth certificate

  • A transcript of marks of teaching modules of Master (M1 and M2).

  • A certified copy of Bachelor, Master or PhD Diploma

  • A letter of recommendation from one academic Professor

  • A letter of commitment in which the applicant agrees to work on the project without discontinuation during the period of the scholarship.

YaBiNaPA promotes gender equality and consequently, women scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. Application documents must be deposited at the secretary of the graduate school, Department of Chemistry at the ENS Yaoundé.

Contact

Alternatively, scanned applications can be sent by email to the following contact addresses.

Dr. Madiesse Kemgne Eugénie Aimée

Dr. Eugénie Aimée Madiesse Kemgne

Secretary
University of Yaoundé I

Phone: +237 67518 3979
E-Mail: secret.yabinapa2016@gmail.com


Bruno Lenta Ndjakou

Prof. Dr. Bruno Lenta Ndjakou

Professor
Faculty of Science – University of Yaoundé I


Phone: +237 75097561
E-Mail: lentabruno@yahoo.fr



Applicants will be selected and interviewed by the advisory board of the graduate school and the results published during the first week of December 2017 for the Postdoc scholarship and during the first week of February 2018 for the PhD scholarships.




YaBiNaPA is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)