Masters Studentships

IDeAL partial Masters Fellowships

Masters training is first stage of specialisation in research training. As such it provides a foundation for further research training and for increased intellectual engagement in a focused research area. In line with our goal of building local research capacity by feeding the research career pipeline at all levels, The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme has developed a Masters studentship scheme to support talented Masters students registered at local universities complete the research project component of their training. The partial studentships, which are funded through the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders, (IDeAL), provides the students with stipend and an opportunity to spend up to ten month at our Kilifi or Nairobi facilities doing their research projects in a highly productive research environment. Research costs for the project are catered for under the supervisor's research funding.

Applicants must already be registered for the Masters programme and have completed the taught components of the programme.

EANBT Full Fellowships

KWTRP is also supporting full Masters Fellowships for MSc in Bioinformatics in collaboration with the East african Network For Bionformatics Training (EANBiT). This two-year fellowships will support students to undertake taught session at Pwani University in the first years including a five week residential course facilitated by an international faculty of bioinformatists and in the second year the students will be attached to one of EANBiT's partner research center to undertake their project.


Applicants should have achieved at least an upper second class degree or equivalent in relevant subjects including biosciences, maths and computing and shoudl not be registered for another Masters course at present.


Studentships starts on the  1st September 2018


The studentship are awarded competitively through shortlisting of online applications and subsequent face to face interviews. Students who are awarded the studentships are allocated to supervisors according to the project preference the students indicated in their application form.

Before commencing with the project the students are expected to submit evidence of strong support from their registering university and their university supervisors. This should be in a form of a formal letter.


FOR THE PARTIAL  STUDENTSHIPS: You can apply for two positions in one application by applying for the position you're mostly interested in (1st preference) and then specify a 2nd preference when filling the application form. This is only applicable when there is more than one position open.

1. Click on the title of a position you're interested in to see the full desciption of the post.

2. A link "Submit Application" will be available at the bottom of the page.

3. Click on the submit application link and fill in the resulting form.

FOR THE FULL STUDENTSHIPS:  Please select the EANBiT project as your  first choice.


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