The Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have announced a announce unique, interdisciplinary two-year Fellowships in Epidemic Preparedness and Response.

The Fellowships are supported by The Peter Piot Fellowship Programme through funding for the Centre for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (CEPR) at the LSHTM.  

The Fellowship funding will be awarded for research that can improve understanding and capacity to prepare for and respond to infectious disease epidemics, particularly in lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC) of the world. This programme will seek to foster the professional development of a new generation of specialists in this field.

The Fellow must be a national from sub-Saharan Africa. The successful applicant will be based primarily at either the MRC Unit in the Gambia or the MRC Unit in Uganda and will be expected to move to either location, if not already based there.

Fellows will receive a competitive research fellowship stipend of £25,000 per annum at either Gambia or Uganda. In addition, the fellowship will pay for fellows’ accommodation, annual holiday airfares and contribution to children’s school fees. They will also receive a modest research budget. Relocation and visa support will also be available for international applicants.

The Stage 1 application deadline is 31st May 2022.

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