University of Nairobi/University of Manitoba Graduate Training Program in Medical Microbiology

Canadian Post-Secondary InstitutionUniversity of Manitoba
International Partner Institution(s)University of Nairobi
Partner CountriesKenya
Level of StudyDoctorate, Research stays
Key Thematic Area(s)Health Sciences

The University of Manitoba (UM) and University of Nairobi (UoN) have collaborated in infectious disease/medical microbiology since 1979. The objective of this program is to provide UoN trainees with the skills needed to address identified gaps in the health sciences (medical microbiology) workplace in Kenya. The project is composed of two elements. The first is a full four-year PhD program at the UM dept of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (MMID). In this element three students (at least two women) identified by the UoN dept of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) will come to the UM MMID for full-time PhD study. The second element is a one-year research internship for five scholars, at least three must be women.

Number of scholarship positions:

Doctorate – 3
Research visit – 5

Length of stay in Canada:

Doctorate – 2 years
Research visit – 1 year

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