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International fellowships - post doc for African Students PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Monday, 27 August 2012 12:49

Africa_1Deadline: 15th September

Funding Source: VIB

Academic Year: 2013

Host Country:Belgium

Degree Targeted: African post docs



Type of Scholarship

Partially funded


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VIB offers international fellowships to integrative biology postdocs who have advanced skills in omics technologies.

The omics@vib postdoc program offers a highly stimulating and multicultural environment. Embedded in excellent research groups, you will be working on breakthrough science, with access to cutting-edge technologies, three years secured funding and personal career assistance.

For the current omics@vib call, VIB provides 14 positions for integrative biology postdocs. Many VIB laboratories are suggesting an integrative biology topic for this program as indicated in the list below. You are free to select the topic of your own choice from the list and to design a 3 years postdoctoral project addressing this topic. More information on the laboratory of your choice as well as on the contact information is available through the links provided below.

Download the project overview in pdf
• Cancer
• Neurobiology
• Immunity/infection/inflammation
• Plant research
• Yeast research
• Bioinformatics


Eligible African Countries 

Any African country

Field of Research



VIB International Postdoc program “OMICS@vib” is open to applicants from all nationalities. Applicants should not have been carrying out research in Belgium for more than 12 months during the last 3 years before the deadline of the program on 15/09/2012.

University degree
Applicants must hold a PhD degree before the start of the fellowship, but not necessary when applying.

Publication record
Applicants must have a proven record of research accomplishments and at least one original first author publication (including joint authorship), either published or accepted in an international peer-reviewed journal with high recognition in the field.

Candidates should not have more than 5 years of postdoc experience at the moment of the deadline 15/9/2012.

Career Break
One additional year will be taken into account for every childbirth or any other officially stated career break reason (caring for sick children or parents, additional studies…)

English is used in all VIB laboratories for oral and written scientific communication. Candidates must deliver proof of a solid English working knowledge. Adding TOEFL test results in your cv is recommended.

Application Procedure

Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your project application. Use English during all stages of this application.


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madala valentine
0 # madala valentine 2014-12-26 07:44
i am a third year student doing Clinical medicine in Kenyatta University of science and Agriculture Diploma,i am interested to know a bout your scholarship,it has been very tough moment for my low middle parents to raise my fees and yet i want to extend to my masters level so that i can help needy people within my reach,please reply
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