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Q: What does the application process involve?
A: You will be asked to submit your CV, complete academic transcripts and three letters of reference. These documents will be reviewed and if you proceed to the next stage in the application process, you will be required to perform an abstract and numerical reasoning test and write a scientific proposal. You will also be asked to attend a panel interview.
Q: Can South Africans apply?
A: Yes, any African national - including South Africans of any race group – may apply. It is important to note that since an important part of SANTHE’s mission is to develop future scientific leaders IN Africa, preference will be given to applicants living and working within the continent or, planning to spend a specified amount of time doing so.
Q: How do I know when trainee positions are available?
A: We advertise throughout the year. Keep watching your university notice boards (online and on campus), the Africa Health Research Institute website and, of course, our website: www.santheafrica.org
Q: Does SANTHE offer volunteer work for undergraduate students?
A: SANTHE does not typically offer volunteer work. However, we are dedicated to our mission to advance brilliant young scientists. Therefore, if you feel you have the potential to become one and want to volunteer, please email the following to email@example.com and we see if we can assist (we are always open to trying to help those passionate about what they do): your CV and a cover letter clearly stating: what you are looking for; why you are interested in volunteering for us; and the hours and length of time you would be available for.
Q: Can the collaboration involve one external co-PI in addition the one lead PI from an African institution, or both must be from eligible African institutions?
A: The grant is open to anyone who has a fixed appointment at any one of our African partner sites, who may then involve co-PIs from any other institutions. In summary - a PI permanently based at any SANTHE affiliated African institution is eligible to apply and the co-PIs can be non-African.