Africa London Nagasaki (ALN) Scholarship Fund launched

15 October 2009

A new scholarship fund is set up to support African scientists building a career in infectious disease research.

The scholarship will allow researchers to undertake an MSc in a subject relevant to the control of infectious disease in the developing world at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Successful applicants will receive a maximum of US$50,000 each to cover tuition fees, travel and living expenses. Initially, the fund will support up to four scholarships per year for five years.

Applicants must be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa. They must have a first or upper second class BSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area and will usually have at least two years’ prior research experience. For more details, see the full eligibility criteria.