Closed/Expired: ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Graduate Students & Academics 2018

ABEM Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Graduate Students & Academics 2018

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is now accepting applications for the Biomedical Engineering Scholarships for African Postgraduate Students & Academics. ABEM will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members.

About

The African Biomedical Engineering Mobility (ABEM) project is funded by the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. ABEM will build human and institutional capacity in Africa for needs­-based health technology research and development by supporting the development of biomedical engineering programmes at partner institutions and contribute toward harmonising biomedical engineering curricula across the continent.

The project will train up to 32 MSc and 10 PhD graduates, and offer development opportunities to up to 10 staff members over a period of 60 months. Overall, the project will enhance employment opportunities for graduates, enhance staff research profiles and teaching competencies, enhance institutional research profiles and inter-­university cooperation, and support the development of solutions for health challenges from an African perspective.

Partner Institutions 

  • Kenyatta University (coordinating partner)
  • Addis Ababa University
  • Cairo University
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Lagos

Areas of specialisation and mobility types are dependent on the institution.

Awards:-

The scholarship will cover:

  • roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs;
  • participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable
  • insurance (health, accident, travel);
  • a settling-in allowance;
  • a monthly subsistence allowance;
  • a contribution towards the research costs associated with student mobility of 10 months or longer.

Female master’s and doctoral scholarship holders will receive an additional allowance corresponding to one month’s subsistence per academic year, for mobility equal to or longer than 2 academic years.(For example: A female student pursuing a 2-year course will be paid the settling-in allowance and 26 monthly allowance instalments.)

Deadline:- 29-01-2018

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