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ACTG 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship for African Scientists

African Center for Translational Genomics (ACTG), an initiative of 54gene, is pleased to announce the 2021 Academic Scholarship open to emerging genomics scientists.

The scholarship aims at enhancing Africa’s competitive advantage in the genomics research and development space, globally, by reaching and assisting young scientists as early as possible in their career

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About African Center for Translational Genomics(ACTG)

The African Center for Translational Genetics (ACTG) is a not-for-profit entity with funding from 54gene  Inc as part of its vision to democratize precision medicine. The objectives of the centre are to empower the next generation of African genomic scientists through the provision and implementation of grants, fellowships, and internships; enable better health outcomes by powering the discovery of disease variants which will significantly improve responses to drugs especially among African populations, and enhance therapy on the African continent by enabling individualized and precise ca... read more


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ACTG Academic Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of ACTG Academic Scholarship

Up to $4,000 is available per scholar per year for up to 4 years


Requirements for ACTG Academic Scholarship Qualification

To be considered eligible for the ACTG Academic Scholarship, applicants are to meet the following requirements:

  • Open to African graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results.
  • It is for students enrolled in full-time PhD programs and who are committed to the completion of their program within the three or four year period of their study as defined by their academic institutions.
  • Applicants must be admitted to study molecular genetics or genetic epidemiology or related fields.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Statement of interest from the applicant indicating academic qualifications, research interests, his/her suitability to work with the NCD-GHS and career goals (one paragraph for each criterion). Additional information on past research projects, on-campus or off-campus activities and accomplishments that would aid the Committee in reaching its decision can also be included (max. 2 pages).
  • CV of the applicant
  • Research proposal summary in either genetic epidemiology or molecular genetics of any of the NCDs highlighted above (max. 4 pages).
  • Letter of support from the department chair or faculty supervisor of the applicant stating the student’s academic qualifications and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for selecting the candidate (max. 2 pages).


Application Deadline

August 15, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Center for Translational Genomics(ACTG) on www.actginitiative.com to apply

For more details,visit ACTG website



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