Short Term Fellowships 6 Print
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:52

Africa_1Deadline: Not specified

Funding Source: HMGU

Country of Study: Germany

Degree Targeted: PhD


These are short-term appointments for 3-12 months depending on a project. The topics can be either proposed by the applicant or are proposed by the partners or associated partners of the network as indicated below.

For Short-Term Fellowships, the eligibility rules of the European Commission for ESR (Early Stage Researchers) apply:

"Early Stage researchers are defined as those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years of their research careers. This is measured from date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the research training is provided..."

Also keep in mind the European Commission's conditions of nationality and mobility of researchers, please:

"Researchers can be nationals of any country other than the country of the promises of the host organisation where they will carry out their projects. Additionally researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment..."

Topic: Reproducibility of linear QSAR models in the JRC database

Available in HMGU

The JRC database contains a growing number of descriptions of validated QSAR/QSPR models, which can be used for REACH. The goal of this project is to re-implement linear models available in JRC database in order to verify whether they can be reproduced and whether there are any difficulties (if any) with it. The models will be made publicly available at

Duration of fellowship:  3-6 months

Eligible African Countries
Any African country
Field of Study

Requirements to the candidate:

  • She/he should have knowledge in chemistry and use of some chemoinformatics software (e.g., know about different molecular format, such as SMILES, SDF, know how to interconvert chemical structures, etc.).
  • She/he should have also some knowledge in Perl, Python in order to be able to work with data processing.
Application Procedure

For more details contact Dr. I.V. Tetko

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 07:03