Application Deadline: 31st December 2021

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany announced the call for applications for medical training scholarships for healthcare providers in critical and underserved specialities for medical graduates from Africa and developing countries.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For all Merck Foundation scholarships are provided to nationals of African Countries, Developing countries and underserved communities as per the World Human Development Index list of Developing countries.
  • Merck Foundation Scientific committee and Scientific Committee of Academic Partners will focus on African countries with a special focus on French-speaking and Portuguese speaking and SIDS (Small Islands Developing State), with the aim to build healthcare capacity and transform patient care in the public sector which are under pressure due to its limited resources.  Therefore, requests from Ministries of Health (MOH) or Medical Societies are preferable. In case of individual requests, a recommendation letter from MOH or Medical Societies of these countries will be required to indicate your country’s gap in a specific specialty and the objective of improving access to equitable and quality patient care in your community is identified and fulfilled.
  • Moreover, Merck Foundation Scientific Committee will take in consideration in the selection process the following factors when it is needed:  the Human Development Index, Population and number of eligible applications received from each country and number of scholarships that have been already provided to each country in such specialties.
  • Moreover, Merck Foundation plans to offer English courses to candidates applied from French and Portuguese speaking African countries and also to Latin American countries, to give them an equal opportunity to benefit from the online specialty training which is provided only in English (List of Online courses given below)
No. Degree and Duration Online Course Name
1 PG Diploma (1 year) Diabetes
2 PG Diploma (1 Year) Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
3 PG Diploma (1 Year) Sexual and Reproductive Medicine
4 PG Diploma (1 Year) Endocrinology
5 PG Diploma (1 Year) Respiratory Medicine
6 PG Diploma (1 Year) Acute Medicine
7 PG Diploma (1 Year) Rheumatology
8 PG Diploma (1 Year) Gastroenterology
9 PG Diploma (1 Year) Dermatology in Clinical Practice
10 PG Diploma (1 Year) Clinical Psychiatry
11 MSc (15 Months) Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction and Embryology
12 PG Diploma (18 months) Cancer and Clinical Oncology
13 PG Diploma (18 months) Endocrinology and Diabetes
14 PG Diploma (21 months) Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine
15 PG Diploma (21 Months) Laparoscopic Surgical Skills
16 MSc (3 years) Psychiatry
17 MSc (2 years) Critical Care
18 MSc (2 years) Advanced Surgical Practice
19 PG Diploma (2 years) Neonatal Medicine
20 MSc (2 years) Pain Management
21 PG Diploma (2 years) Pediatric Emergency Medicine
22 ChM (Urology) (2 Years) Urology
23 ChM (General Surgery) (2 Years) General Surgery
24 ChM (Trauma and Orthopedics) (2 years) Trauma and orthopedics
25 PG Diploma (2 Years) Clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases
26 PG Diploma (2 years) Primary Care Ophthalmology
27 PG Diploma (2 Years) Internal Medicine
28 MSc (3 Years) Neuroimaging for Research

How to Apply:

Apply Now for the Merck Foundation Capacity Advancement Training

In case of in-campus Clinical Training Scholarship provided in India, such as Fertility and Embryology Training and Oncology Fellowship, interpreters will be provided to non-English speaking scholars throughout their training program.

Ministries of Health and Medical Societies of African and Developing countries can submit requests to: [email protected]

*Financial statement to prove your monthly income may be required – One month Salary/Pay slip or Salary Statement or 3 months Bank statement.

Application deadline: 31st December 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Merck Foundation Call for Application for Scholarships in critically underserved specialties

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