Travel Scholarship Opportunity to AFENET Birth Defects and Cancer Prevention Workshops

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a number of scholarships for Africa-based FETP residents to attend one of two workshops in either Cancer or Birth Defects epidemiology. Interested applicants should submit a letter indicating how they will benefit from attending the training, including a description of any current or anticipated future work in cancer or birth defects. 

The majority of scholarships will be partial scholarships, covering the cost of an extra day of hotel prior to the AFENET training and a small per diem.  A limited number of full scholarships, including airfare and attendance at the AFENET conference, will also be available.  If you are applying for a full scholarship, please indicate in your application letter why you would not otherwise be able to attend AFENET. 

Travel arrangements supported with scholarship funds will be made by TEPHINET. All applicants should submit an estimated travel budget. Please include local currency and USD conversions.

Preference will be given to FETP residents who submitted an abstract to the AFENET conference.  FETP alumni and support staff are also eligible to apply for partial scholarships.

All submissions must be in English. The submission deadline is July 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. 

When/where: August 7, 2016: Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja Nigeria (visit the AFENET conference website for more information:

Following the training, participants will be eligible to apply for mini-grant funding (approx. $3,000-$5000 per project) for cancer or birth defects projects.

To access the application form, please visit this link:

Note: You must create a TEPHINET account and be logged in to access this application form.