IDeAL Partial Masters Studentships

Masters training is the first stage of specialisation in research advancement. As such, it provides a foundation for further research development 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 to complete their research project component of their training. The partial studentships that are funded through the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) provide students with stipend and an opportunity to spend up to ten months at our Kilifi or Nairobi facilities doing their research projects in a highly productive research environment. Research costs for respective projects are catered for under specific supervisors' research funds.


Applicants must already be registered for particular Masters programme and have completed the taught components of respective programmes. Applicants must have scored a B+ and above in their KSCE and attained at least an upper 2nd class degree or its equivalent in related undergraduate studies.



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  2. A link Submit Application will be available at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click on the submit application link and complete the resulting form.



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