Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022 is calling for applications from final year African PhD students and young investigators. The deadline for the submission of applications is July 31, 2022.
Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit MARS 2022 will be held in Dubai to empower women and Youth in Research.
Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit MARS 2022 will have scientific support from African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Graduate School, Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), India and Merck Foundation.
The annual summit aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African research community, with a particular focus on “The Role of Scientific Research in responding to Cancer and Vaccines Development Two emerging challenges in Africa”.
On another note the organizing committee will present the “Best Young, African Researcher Award” and the “Best African Woman Researcher Award” to recognize the outstanding contribution of African Female Scientists to promote women in research and advance their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The annual Summit MARS will open a discussion with Ministries of Health, Education, Information, Science and Technology and Gender from across Africa to define policies to empower women and youth in STEM and address the vital role of research in the improvement and sustainable development of population’s health with specific emphasis on how to translate knowledge into action the ‘know-do gap’ to improve health And make an impact on society. The summit will be a unique opportunity for the winners of the MtheRS Research Awards to share their research output and findings. It is also an opportunity for networking and career development. The Summit will provide a platform where they will be able to discuss and enable a conducive environment for better research during the ministerial panel that will be conducted on the 15th of November, 2022.
Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit Eligibility
- Abstracts are invited from final year African PhD students and young investigators involved in research related to either of the following topics:
- Cancer (especially in women)
- Vaccines Development
- All should be primarily based at African Research Institutes and Universities, although collaboration within Africa as well as outside is encouraged.
Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit Benefits
- All Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and 15 winners will be eligible for sponsorship to attend MARS Summit.
- The best three Abstracts will be eligible for Research Awards.
- Further, Research Awards will be also dedicated to Best African Women Researchers.
How to Apply for Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:
Apply Here Official Link
The deadline for submission is July 3