PROBio-Africa fellowships program

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‘PROBio-Africa fellowships program‘, offers the opportunity for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from Africa to spend one to six months in the laboratory of a scientist in a FEBS country affiliated to a FEBS constituent company. Here is the site

The application process requires a letter of recommendation from the supervisor, an invitation letter and all expenses will be covered by PROBio-Africa.


Best regards

Dr. Abdisa Tufa, PhD, Ass.Professor
Head, Medical Biochemistry Department
School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences
Addis Ababa University







The 2024 call for PROBio-Africa Fellowships, which offer support for research stays of PhD students and postdocs from Africa in a lab in a FEBS country, will run from 1 March to 1 May 2024. 

IUBMB-FEBS-FASBMB PROBio-Africa (Promoting Research Opportunities for Biochemists in Africa) is a joint venture between FEBS, the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FASBMB). The PROBio-Africa Fellowships Programme enables PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from Africa to spend up to six months in the laboratory of a scientist in a FEBS country who belongs to a FEBS Constituent Society. In that way the awardees will get access to technologies and expertise that may not be readily available in their home countries, allowing them to grow their knowhow and skills, and contribute to building capacity in the molecular life sciences at home.

Interested PhD students and postdocs can find full details on PROBio-Africa Fellowships – including how to apply, conditions of the award, assistance with finding host labs, and the selection procedure – on the FEBS website here. Awardees will receive funding from FEBS and IUBMB to cover travel and living expenses.

Host lab offers from the FEBS area are also still welcome




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