Application Deadline: February 29th 2020

The African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC) hereby wishes to inform you of the ICMR/AU-STRC Health Practitioners and Researchers Capacity Building Scheme designed to build the capacity of African health practitioners and researchers.

Interested African health practitioners and researchers are invited to apply for a series of Training to be held at ICMR Institutes in India. 


Successful applicants would be sponsored for the training.

The ICMR/AU-STRC Health Sciences Cooperation is developed in response to the outcome of the landmark India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) III, October 2015 that was hosted by the Honourable Prime Minister of India.

This cooperation is set up to leverage resources through innovative inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral partnerships to capitalize on regional diversity and complementary strengths to enable and nurture an ecosystem that has a strong impact on transforming the health standards of the population.

To guide and institutionalize this cooperation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC) on the 27th March, 2019. To this effect, ICMR/AU-STRC Health Practitioners and Researchers Capacity Building Scheme is designed to build the capacity of approx. 400 African health practitioners and researchers over a period of 3 years.

To achieve this scheme’s objectives ICMR in collaboration with AU-STRC has embarked on training of the African researchers at some of the ICMR institutes in India.

Important Note:
Please see guidelines, course details and eligibility for courses, selection criteria, format of application, and other details on how to apply by logging on to website of ICMR: and website of AUSTRC

The soft copy of the application forms and any other supporting documents should be submitted to AU-STRC via email: [email protected] and copied to: [email protected]

The email should have the subject: Application for 1st Call of the 2020 Capacity building Scheme and the Code of the Course you are applying for.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 29th February, 2020

N.B: Those who benefitted from the scheme last year are requested not to re-apply.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ICMR/AU-STRC Health Practitioners and Researchers Capacity Building Scheme 2020

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