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Animal Health IL offering PhD scholarships in Kenya

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health has nine PhD scholarships available at the University of Nairobi. The successful candidates will receive full scholarships to cover the 3-year PhD tuition fee, research expenses, and monthly stipends for the duration of the PhD (tenable for strictly three (3) years).

The main areas of study include epidemiology, socio-anthropology, molecular diagnostics, human nutrition, socioeconomics and vaccine development; providing the successful candidates with opportunities to learn and work within a multi-institutional and multi- disciplinary environment.

Each PhD fellow will be attached to one of AHIL’s main research projects and will receive training and mentorship from consortium members at UoN, WSU, ILRI, KEMRI and KALRO.

The lab aims to improve human nutrition, economic welfare and resilience, by removing constraints to cattle health and production in Kenya and East Africa. The Animal Health Innovation Lab (AHIL) is led by Washington State University Paul G Allen School for Global Animal Health (WSU) in partnership with the University of Nairobi (UoN), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and scientists from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).

The application deadline is 10 February. All applications MUST be submitted through the link above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Click to Apply for the Animal Health Innovation Lab PhD positions

For informal enquiries, please contact gkgitau@uonbi.ac.ke and copy thumbi.mwangi@wsu.edu