Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Summer School 2020 for Young African Scientists (Fully funded) - Cameroon Desk

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Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Summer School 2020 for Young African Scientists (Fully funded)

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Summer School 2020
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Summer School 2020

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Summer School 2020

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, the DOHaD Africa Chapter and other partners are hosting a Summer School in April 2020 at STIAS entitled Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Consolidating Theory into Practice.

Application Deadline: 28th February 2020.

Eligible Countries: African countries


To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

About the Award: The focus of the Summer School is to build research capacity and a network of young scientists. The curriculum will be delivered by experts from around the world, and will cover topics such as: developmental origins of health and disease theory; DOHaD epidemiology; DOHaD and cardiovascular disease; DOHaD and diabetes; improving maternal health during pregnancy; the emerging role of the father in DOHaD risk; nutrition in early life; gender, poverty and DOHaD risk; optimising adolescent health, including addressing obesity; the importance of DOHaD for African research; DOHaD Africa Chapter; research gaps, study design and opportunities; public health policy and the SDGs.

Type: Training

Eligibility: Target participants are early career professionals in the field of health sciences i.e. MD/PhD level or postdoctoral fellows aged 40 years or below, who have a demonstrated research interest or with a background in DOHaD; be employed in a research institution or a university and who have identified a mentor at their present institution. Applicants with PhD or MD degree must have completed these within the past five years. Applicants with Masters degree must currently be registered for PhD and provide proof of this.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value and Duration of Award:
Funding from the AAS and STIAS is available to support young scientists from any African country (travel and accommodation) to attend the Summer School (arriving 19th April in Stellenbosch and departing on the afternoon of the 23rd of April, 2020). South African young scientists will be funded by DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand.


How to Apply: Please submit your completed application form together with the required supporting documents to stias@sun.ac.za by 28 February 2020.
It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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