Announcing the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.

APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution under the NIH Intramural Visiting Fellow Program ( The research priority areas are in infectious diseases, nutrition, and reproductive, maternal, and child health and developing skills for clinical and translational research.

More information available:

Link to application - will open April 11, 2018
Application deadline: May 11, 2018
Final selection: June 1, 2018
APTI fellows must be prepared to begin their fellowship at NIH no later than September 30, 2018. 
Susan Gichoga
Grants Officer, African Academy of Sciences
Phone: +254 20 240 5150. Email:    
Jackie Officer
Program Specialist, Fogarty International Center, NIH
Phone: +1-301-496-4784. Email:

Stacy Wallick
Program Officer, Fogarty International Center, NIH
Phone: +1-301-496-4784. Email: