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Masters Studentships

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Masters training is first stage of specialisation in research training. As such it provides a foundation for further research training and for increased intellectual engagement in a focused research area. In line with our goal of building local research capacity by feeding the research career pipeline at all levels, The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme has developed a Masters studentship scheme to support talented Masters students registered at local universities complete the research project component of their training. The studentships, which are funded through the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders, (IDeAL), provides the students with stipend and an opportunity to spend up to eight month at our Kilifi or Nairobi facilities doing their research projects in a highly productive research environment. Research costs for the project are catered for under the supervisor's research funding.
Studentship start date is 2nd June 2017

The studentship are awarded competitively through shortlisting of online applications and subsequent face to face interviews. Students who are awarded the studentships are allocated to supervisors according to the project preference the students indicated in their application form.

Before commencing with the project the students are expected to submit evidence of strong support from their registering university and their university supervisors.

Applicants must already be registered for the Masters programme and have commenced or completed the taught components of the programme.


To apply please create a new account then check your email. You will receive an email with instructions on how to login. After you login please click on Masters Application under "ADD NEW" tab on top of the page. Kindly fill in all the questions paying attention to word limits where indicated. After filling in each page you may click on PREVIEW to see the information you have just filled in then click on SAVE.
If DRAFT is checked, the information is saved but not submitted and you may edit or finish it later.
To submit please make sure DRAFT is unchecked and click SAVE. The information submitted before the deadline may still be edited but as of the deadline day it will be taken as your final submission irrespective of completion status.

Currently available Masters studentships

Please note that the listed positions WILL BE CLOSED on the closing date. This means the applications must be submitted BEFORE the closing date.

Closing date ID Title Location Supervisor
05 April 2017 MSC2/CAgoti/ Viral aetiology Investigation into viral aetiology of gastroenteritis in Kilifi County pre- and post rotavirus vaccination Kilifi Dr Charles Agoti and Prof James Nokes
05 April 2017 MSC2/CSande/Human naso Characterising the human naso/oropharyngeal proteome Kilifi Dr Charles Sande and Dr James Njunge
05 April 2017 MSC2/EBarasa/HS resilience Examining and building health system resilience through focusing on mid-level manager leadership practices in hospitals: tracking the implementation of the FIF bill in Kilifi county Kilifi Dr Edwine Barasa, Prof Sassy Molyneux and Dr Benjamin Tsofa
05 April 2017 MSC2/GGithinji/RSV transmission Estimating the transmission bottleneck of RSV from deep sequence data using shared variants Kilifi Dr George Githinji and Prof James Nokes
05 April 2017 MSC2/JTuju/Mosquito salivary gland antigens Validation of mosquito salivary gland antigens as serological markers of human-vector exposure. Kilifi Dr James Tuju, Dr Martin Rono and Prof Faith Osier
05 April 2017 MSC2/MKapulu/ Plasmodium falciparum Expression of Plasmodium falciparum sexual stage proteins for the assessment of naturally acquired transmission-blocking immunity. Kilifi Dr Melissa Kapulu and Prof Philip Bejon
05 April 2017 MSC2/SAtkinson/Iron and Immunity Iron and immunity Kilifi Dr Sarah Atkinson and Dr Francis Ngungu
05 April 2017 MSC2/SKariuki/Epilepsy Characterisation of infection-associated epilepsy in Africa Kilifi Dr Symon Kariuki, Prof Charles Newton and Dr Amina Abubakar
05 April 2017 MSC2/SUyoga/Blood Donors Describing of the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria and viral infections among blood donors in Coastal Kenya. Kilifi Dr Sophie Uyoga and Dr Melissa Kapulu
05 April 2017 MSC3/MRono/ Plasmodium PHIST-Chip The Plasmodium PHIST-Chip Kilifi Dr Martin Rono and Dr James Tuju