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Apply for The Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit (MARS) for African Ph.D. Students


Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit – MARS 2022 will be held in Dubai with the aim 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. Benefit - The summit is a unique opportunity for Africa’s young and talented scientists to share their research output and findings with the top echelon of scientists from Africa and abroad. It is also an opportunity for networking and career development. The Summit will present a platform where young and female scientists will be able to discuss the enabling environment for better research among others. 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. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Deadline July 31, 2022

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