Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) Masters Scholarships 2021/2022 for East African Students

The Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) is offering 12 fellowship positions for an MSc. in Bioinformatics (at Pwani University, Kenya and Makerere University, Uganda). The scholarships cover a maximum of two years of study, including both course work and thesis work.

Application deadline: June 2, 2021

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania only.

To be followed at (country): Pwani University, Kenya and Makerere University, Uganda)

About the award: Developing a critical mass of research leaders in any subject requires a large entry-level pool of high-quality interns in the early stages of the training pipeline and the support to improve their career progression. EANBiT aims to develop a critical mass of practitioners in this region who can develop and use bioinformatics approaches to life sciences. The focus over the 5-year period of this phase of the project is to improve bioinformatics education at the master’s level and increase the size and quality of the pool of potential PhD students and researchers.

Type: Masters


A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research work and experience. A one page cover letter explaining why someone is pursuing an Msc. in Bioinformatics. Certified copies of academic transcripts and diploma. Contacts of at least two referees.

General Requirements

The EANBiT scholarships are only open to nationals of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Candidates must be under 35 years of age. Candidates must meet each of the separate university entry requirements for the MSc degree.

Number of awards: 12

Award Value: The network offers full scholarships for MSc Fellows in the 2020 academic year and covers the following:

Tuition for the entire course. Basic medical and accident insurance. A monthly stipend to cover housing and living expenses for two years, subject to progress assessments. Reasonable support of the MSc research project and supervision. Attachment to a research institution in the network to host the MSc -student in the second year for project workSponsoring to attend a 5-week residential training on bioinformatics organized by the network at the end of the first year of course work.

Duration of the Award: 2 years

How to Apply: The application process is twofold:

Confirm the university admission requirements and apply on the indicated website before the deadline. Candidates who meet the university qualifications can apply for the scholarship here: https://redcap.icipe.org/redcap/surveys/?s=PNREDM4MRC It is important to go through all the application requirements on the program webpage (see link below ) before using GOODLUCK!

Visit the Award webpage for details

Important Notes:

DO NOT submit your application by email. Only applications submitted online and accompanying documents will be accepted. It is highly recommended that you submit your application well in advance of the deadline, especially if you often experience slow internet speeds or frequent internet outages.

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