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CARTA: Building on its goal to secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, the CARTA (Consortium for Advanced Research Training) in Africa will offer up to 5 one-year postdoctoral fellowships in 2016 for its fellows who have completed their PhD studies

CARTA postdoctoral fellowships offer its PhD the opportunity to build specific skills, expand their networks, encounter research leadership and role models, receive strong mentoring and learn the demands of community/public engagement.

The CARTA fellowships will be awarded for a maximum of 12 months and are tenable at any African CARTA partner-institution or associated research institutes, including INDEPTH Network Centres.

Eligibility: Candidate must be PhD graduates of the CARTA program. They must demonstrate strong commitment to research capacity building at their institutions as well as potential for research leadership.

Evaluation criteria: Applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous research and academic achievements, the proposed activities during the PDF period, and demonstrated evidence of professional support and mentorship from the host institution. Prospective CARTA fellows must establish initial contact with the host institution and obtain a statement indicating that the institution is willing to host the applicant for the fellowship period. The letter should also indicate the senior researcher at the host institution who will serve as mentor to the applicant.

What the fellowships will cover

The PDF award will cover travel costs and a monthly stipend of $3,000 for up to 12 months fulltime placement. Other benefits include medical insurance and one international conference participation. Additional funds will be available for the development of new research collaborations and partnerships, development of pilot projects, or training opportunities on specific skills. Due to the short-term nature of the postdoctoral research fellowship program, the CARTA fellowships will not cover accompanying dependents.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed application form
  • Updated CV showing publications and awards
  • 2 letters of recommendation, one from a senior academic who understands your research and potential and a second one from your head of department or dean
  • A statement of support from the prospective host institution indicating its willingness to host the candidate and who the mentor will be
  • A statement from the current employer indicating willingness to release the applicant for the postdoctoral training opportunity
  • E-copies of your most significant publications over the last 3 years

Application documents should be submitted to the CARTA Program Manager (carta@aphrc.org) by 11:59 PM (Nairobi Time) on 30 May 2016.

The email should have on the subject line: Application for 2016 CARTA post-doctoral fellowships.

All enquires related to this call should be addressed to: CARTA Program Manager
P.O Box: 10787-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Office Tel: +254 20 400 1000
Fax: +254 20 400 1101
Email: carta@aphrc.org

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