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Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdocs 2023

In the frame of the YaBiNaPA graduate school, the following scholarships will be offered for 2023:

In the framework of the YaBiNaPA project, scholarships will be offered to students of the University of Yaoundé I and PhD holders to work on one project in one of the selected areas of research below at the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon.


Selected areas of research

  1. Bioguided investigation of plants with antibacterial and antifungal activities and formulation of phytomedicines
    • Plants with anti-salmonella potential
    • Plants with anti-fungal potential
    • Plants with anti-pneumonial potential (respiratory diseases)
  2. Bioguided investigation of plants with antiparasitic activities and formulation of phytomedicines
    • Plants with anti-plasmodial potential
    • Plants with antileishmanial potential
  3. In vitro and in vivo study of plants with Salmonella and Plasmodium co-infection and mechanism of action of the active constituents
  4. In vitro and in vivo study of plants with antimicrobial activities and mechanism of action of the active constituents
  5. De-replication and quantification of molecules with antimicrobial and/or antiparasitic potential from medicinal plants
  6. Chemotaxonomic study and comparison of the biological potential of a plant used in the treatment of malaria/microbial diseases from different environments

University of Yaoundé I

for research stay in one of the YaBiNaPA laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I

  • Number of scholarships:
    • 5 scholarships for 6 months
      • Monthly allowance: 400 EUR

for research stay in one of the YaBiNaPA laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I

  • Number of scholarships:
    • 5 scholarships for 6 months
      • Monthly allowance: 400 EUR

for research stay in one of the YaBiNaPA laboratories at the University of Yaoundé I

  • Number of scholarships:
    • 2 scholarships for 12 months
      • One natural product chemist
      • One biochemist/microbiologist
        • Monthly allowance: 500 EUR

The natural product chemist should possess broad knowledge on isolation, characterization of secondary metabolites, compilation of spectroscopic data, management of the chemical library and database.

The biologist should have expertise in antibacterial, antifungal, antiplasmodial, antileishmanial and cytotoxicity testing.

Good skills in handling HPLC and MPLC devices and good proficiency in English are required.

Only applicants from developing countries can be funded. There is no age limit applying for the scholarships. However, in the case of PhD scholarships, the Master’s Degree or equivalent diploma must not be more than 6 years old. If the doctoral project had begun before the start of the funding, it should not be more than 3 years prior to the submission of 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 be more than 2 years old.

The application file should contain the following:

  • A letter of motivation and a detailed CV
  • A progress report of the current PhD research work for PhD students
  • A certified copy of birth certificate
  • A transcript of results of teaching modules of Master’s
  • 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
  • A project proposal on one of the six proposed areas of research mentioned above.

YaBiNaPA promotes gender equality and consequently, female scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application files must be deposited at the secretary of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry at the HTTC (ENS), Yaoundé.

Deadline: October 30th 2022

Application files will be studied and applicants will be interviewed by the advisory board of the Graduate School. The results shall be published at the beginning of November 2022.

Successful candidates shall begin work by January 2nd 2023.

Bielefeld University

to do research in the research group of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (Prof. Sewald) at Bielefeld University, Germany.

  • Number of scholarships:
    • 1 scholarship for 11 months
    • 2 scholarships for 6 months
      • Monthly allowance: 1000 EUR
      • Monthly health insurance allowance: 100 EUR
      • Travel allowance

to do research in the research group of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (Prof. Sewald) at Bielefeld University, Germany.

  • Number of scholarships:
    • 1 scholarship for 11 months
      • Monthly allowance: 1200 EUR
      • Monthly health insurance allowance: 100 EUR
      • Travel allowance

Good skills in handling HPLC and MPLC devices are required.

Only applicants from developing countries can be funded. There is no age limit applying for the scholarships. However, in the case of PhD scholarships, the Master’s Degree or equivalent diploma must not be more than 6 years old. If the doctoral project had begun before the start of the funding, it should not be more than 3 years prior to the submission of 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 be more than 2 years old.

The application file should contain the following:

  • A letter of motivation and a detailed CV
  • A progress report of the current PhD research work for PhD students
  • A certified copy of birth certificate
  • A transcript of results of teaching modules of Master’s
  • 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
  • A project proposal on one of the six selected areas of research mentioned above

YaBiNaPA promotes gender equality and consequently, female scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 30th 2022

Application files will be studied and applicants will be interviewed by the advisory board of the Graduate School. The results shall be published by the beginning of November 2022. The successful candidates shall begin work by January 2nd 2023.

Contact

Application files must be deposited at the secretary of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry at the HTTC (ENS), Yaoundé.

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


Edwige Laure AMALEKE MAYA

Edwige Laure AMALEKE MAYA

Network Manager of the Graduate school, HTTC (ENS), The University of Yaoundé I

Phone
+237 650788626
E-Mail
manageryabinapa@gmail.com
Prof. Bruno LENTA NDJAKOU

Prof. Bruno LENTA NDJAKOU

Professor

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

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