SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships 2022 for African Researchers

SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships 2022 for African Researchers

When is Application Deadline?

22nd July 2022, 11.59pm CAT.

Tell Me About SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships:

The SickleInAfrica Consortium invites applications from eligible candidates for a three-year SickleInAfrica Research Fellowship position to assist in carrying out the cross-consortium research projects.

We are seeking to strengthen each of the 6 SPARCo sites with a motivated researcher who will assist in implementing cross-consortium research projects at each SPARCo site. We are convinced that the research and management skills required for this post will provide a challenging and rewarding environment for junior researchers keen to advance their careers and to contribute to the sickle cell disease field.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PIs in conducting cross-consortium and site specific research projects
  • Write research reports as required
  • Attend consortium research meetings, both in-person and online.
  • Be part of research site visits to other sites as per need
  • Contribute to scientific manuscripts together with the research team.
  • Present research outputs as requested by the research Principal Investigator.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships?

Minimum Qualification:

  • MBBS, Masters degree or Honours degree in the Biomedical Sciences or Epidemiology.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team of researchers
  • Excellent technical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Project/Research management skills
  • Publication(s) in a peer-reviewed journal(s) will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • Keen interest in epidemiology: implementation research and cohort studies
  • Knowledgeable about Sickle Cell Disease and keen to learn
  • Research methodology knowledge and skills
  • Program evaluation knowledge and skills (if interested in Implementation Studies)


  • Be available to start by 01 September, 2022
  • Be available to work full-time for the duration of 3-years
  • Be based in the country they will be working from. This includes: Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe/Zambia or South Africa

How Many Fellowships will be Given?


What is the Benefit of SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships?

The research fellows will be financially supported by SADaCC which is based in the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is thus governed by UCT policies.


To be negotiated.


  • Opportunity to work with a vibrant international team of experts on SCD
  • Opportunity to network and receive mentorship
  • Opportunity for hands-on training in research implementation, manuscript and grants writing
  • Authorship in peer-reviewed scientific journals/li>

Optional Advantages

Interested in registering separately for a PhD or Postdoctoral Research Fellowship as per agreement with local PI.

How Long will Program Last?

3 years

How to Apply for SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships?

Please complete an application form via the link Application Form

Submit by 22 July 2022, 11.59pm CAT.

  1. You should upload a single pdf containing a 2-paged CV, copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  2. Upload a 1 page motivation letter from your last academic mentor/supervisor or your current employer.

*Please note the Fellowships are awarded per year and renewal is subject to satisfactory performance. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by 03 August 2022.

For more information about the project and this Fellowship Opportunity please contact [email protected] and we will send your query to the most appropriate person

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