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AYF Research Exchange Programme (AYREP)

Stem cells in particular embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) which can be generated from skin cells can be expanded indefinitely and are pluripotent. Pluripotency endow these cells with the capability of turning into every cell type within the human body when instructed to do so by the application of external stimuli.

It has become obvious that, in this interesting innovation and scientific global advancement, the African Youth plays no role in the involvement in these processes. Thus it would be appropriate to include the African youth in such research programmes to improve their skills in their respective countries.

The aim of this project is to promote, encourage and enable the Youth of Africa, to get the opportunity to be part of this fast moving innovative global world in the areas of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine through exchange research programmes.

Fees:

On average, students may need about €2.370,- (Two thousand, three hundred and seventy Euros) to support themselves for a three months exchange programme. These fees will cover:

  • Accommodation
  • Health Insurance
  • Public Transportation
  • Books, misc.

Sponsorship

  1. The AYF or ISRM does NOTprovide sponsorship for interested students.
  2. Interested students might wish to seek sponsorship for their exchange programme from public or private institutions, e.g. from a government, educational institution, or under a scholarship scheme of their home country or country of residence.

Timelines:

  1. Project starts in October every year
  2. Application submissions will be on rolling periods
  3. Selection deadline: As defined by the institute in Germany.

Interested candidates can send their applications to:
ATTN. Ms. Kenida Brown
Email: info(at)ayf.de

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