Population Council receives $100,000 gift to seed-fund African biomedical fellowships

Mr. Martin Jeiven, a long-term collaborator of the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research (CBR), has pledged $100,000 to seed-fund a new fellowship program for laboratory scientists from Africa. Fellow will spend three months working alongside Population Council scientists in our laboratories at Rockefeller University before returning to their home institution to lead collaborations with CBR.

The Population Council has a long history of building research capacity in low-and-middle-income countries through fellowships, with the first biomedical fellowships granted in the 1950s. Many of these fellows went on to become leaders in their field, making an impact in global health and development around the world. This new fund will help us to build capacity in the next generation of biomedical researchers to address critical questions in sexual and reproductive health and create important partnerships between our scientists in New York City and research institutions in Africa. 

The new program will be led by Director of Biomedical Research & Pharmaceutical Development, Tom Zydowsky

Applications are open for the first fellowship, for a scientist currently based in Africa: https://www.popcouncil.org/careers 

To make a gift to support the program, contact philanthropy@popcouncil.org.