The Quantitative Biosciences Institute, QBI-UCSF, is launching a new scholarship for women from developing countries with the aim of empowering women by providing support and capacity building in biosciences research. This fellowship will give one woman in the academic year of 2017-2018 the opportunity to come and work with UCSF world class scientists at QBI, located on the Mission Bay UCSF campus in San Francisco, California. In this first year the call for applications will be open to candidates who are citizens from Kenya and Uganda.
The scholarship will cover the following:
In order to assure a sustainable continuation of acquired knowledge, QBI will also support collaborative work visits from UCSF to the home institute along with the applicant to assist in the implementation of newly learned methods/techniques at the home institute during and at the end of the fellowship.
QBI is aware that some of the applicants may have family demands, and the segments of time allotment at QBI-UCSF and the home institute may be planned with some flexibility. We will work together with the applicant to find the most feasible and sustainable solution.
After accepting your proposal, a QBI representative will come for an institute visit to assess with you and your institution the lab you will be going back to after the year at QBI. Together you will start making a plan for the sustainability of your acquired knowledge and how your home institute will benefit from your newfound knowledge. If need be, together you will further focus your proposal to reflect the assessed needs.
Developing the leading generation of women bioscience basic science researchers focused on solving diseases in their community.
The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) fosters collaborations across the biomedical sciences, seeking quantitative methods to address pressing problems in biology and biomedicine.
Motivated by problems of human disease, QBI is committed to investigating fundamental biological mechanisms, because ultimately solutions to many diseases have been revealed by unexpected discoveries in the basic sciences.
Scholarship in Detail
Strengthening communication, collaboration and capacity building across institutions and borders, and empowering women in bioscience in developing countries to further advance research and eventual treatments or cures to diseases is one of the major goals of the QBI Scholarship. This year the scholarship is offered to citizens of Kenya and Uganda.
Under this QBI aim, we offer a one-year, non-accredited transdisciplinary scholarship focused on bioscience and disease research. Our inaugural scholar to start in the fall of 2017 will conduct research in an area of need at UCSF, followed by an implementation at her home institution. This sustainable follow-up will be supported through our collaborators in country. QBI is disease agnostic, and focuses more on the approach than a specific disease. This therefore opens the door to research on a wide array of topics, including pathogens, viruses, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, cancer or any combination thereof.
This scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity to work with world-class QBI-UCSF researchers and mentors, develop ideas and partnerships within a collaborative network, present works in progress and final results at domestic and global symposia, and formally build additional research skills. We are thrilled to invite applications for the 2017-2018 academic year!
The candidate will be selected by the Spring of 2017 and arrive at QBI-UCSF in the fall of 2017. Following their year at QBI, it is expected that the candidate return to their home institution to implement and share the knowledge they have acquired in order to increase the capacity of the home institution and research programs.
This scholarship is open to women who are citizens of Kenya and Uganda, and we are specifically targeting women at the early stages of their career including senior trainees. Candidates are eligible if they have completed the following:
Please submit the scholarship application materials listed below as a single PDF to Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM PST, February 22, 2017. Skype Interviews are scheduled for April with notification of final decision no later than April 28 2017.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2017 Please direct all inquiries to Jacqueline.email@example.com