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Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

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Mérieux Foundation and IRD joint PhD scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

This joint scholarship covers all doctoral programs focusing on a collaborative project between IRD and Mérieux Foundation, aiming at strengthening GABRIEL network laboratories diagnostic and research expertise. Half of the thesis duration shall be spent in a lab from the GABRIEL network.

Please find attached the guidelines including the eligibility criteria and the scholarship application form, to be completed and sent by email to: and

Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2024 

The provisional schedule is as follows:

  • Applications open: March 14, 2024
  • Deadline for receipt of applications: April 30, 2024
  • Short-listed candidates to be interviewed will be informed by email by May 13, 2024
  • Signing of the convention: September 2024
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