ABBOTT- CERI/KRISP – Fellowship in Genomics (2-week short-term and 12-month long-term Fellowships)

Abbott are offering two long-term fellowships of 12 months and 5 short-term fellowships of 2 weeks. The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend.

The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend (around US$25,000 each for the long-term fellowships and US$1, 300 for the short-term fellowships). Individuals from national institutes of health and academic organizations affiliated with the Abbott Pandemic Defense Coalition that already have SARS-CoV-2 genomic data production and analysis experience and need to build skills in statistics, epidemiology, wet-lab genomic data production, bioinformatics and phylogenetic data analysis will be prioritized.

Fellowships are available to:

• Laboratory Technologists

• Post-graduate students

• Post-doctoral Research Fellows

• Bioinformaticians

• Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialists

• Public Health Officials

• Senior Scientists

Participant institutions:

• Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI), Stellenbosch University, Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa

• KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa

• Abbott

To apply for the fellowship, please submit your application online using the link:


We can only provide these fellowships by collaborating with key funders. Abbott have provided funding that supports this call for fellowships. In addition, we also receive support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Africa CDC to identify fellows and support travel costs. However, this is only the beginning and we are looking for new partners, funders, and philanthropists to advance this fellowship project.

Queries about the fellowship: Dr Cheryl Baxter

Download adverstisement of fellowship in PDF format

News date: 2022-05-31


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira