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The Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) scholarship fund has been created to support African scientists at an early stage of their careers in infectious disease research

© Mark Nobil / flickrThe ALN scholarship fund supports African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa.

The scholarship funds a candidate to undertake a Master of Tropical Medicine at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH), Nagasaki, Japan or and MSc in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in Africa at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK. Both residential and distance learning MSc courses are available at LSHTM. Candidates offered a course at the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki will be required to reside in Japan for the duration of the course. Read more about the ALN partners.

Each year, up to four scientists will receive up to a maximum award of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. Successful candidates are required to write a formal report on completion of their course.

Learn more about the governance of the scholarship fund.