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The International Infectious Diseases & Global Health Training Program in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

We are looking for new trainees to join our Program, if interested please apply!!

Deadline for applications is September 5, 2023

To download an IID&GHTP application form, please click HERE.

Applicants must submit the following in the application package:

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter. Your cover letter should include:
    - Your name and background
    - Your confirmed IID&GHTP Program Mentor, name and contact information
    - Names of 2 Reference Letter Providers (One must be from the proposed/confirmed      mentor/supervisor)
    - Track you are applying for (ex: UofM PhD trainee, International PhD trainee)
    - Description of why you are applying for the IID&GH Training Program
    - Description of how the training program will help you to achieve your career goal
    - Your research background and most recent significant scientific contributions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three page description of Research Proposal
  • Hard Copy of Letters of Reference (letters sent directly from your references via email will be accepted)
  • **** The applicant's host department must confirm that the training program's annual course, and Infectious Minds are approved as part of the applicant’s training and this can be in the form of a reference letter from the department head or be confirmed in the mentor/supervisor's letter
  • Official Undergraduate and Post Graduate Transcripts (accepted under separate cover direct from the Institution. Some sites will accept a scanned web version of the transcript, please inquire with your site directly)


Please email (single PDF document) your completed application package directly to the following address, according to the trainee's base site:

University of Manitoba Based Trainees:

Natasha Hollett
University of Manitoba
Dept. Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Room 539-745 Bannatyne Ave
Basic Medical Science Building
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
R3E 0J9
Telephone: (204) 789-3296

Kenya Based PhD Trainees:

Mr. Meshack Juma
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thro’ The Deputy Director’s Office University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID)
College of Health Sciences
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 19676 –KNH Postal Code 00202
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: 2714851, 2713697, 2713139

India Based PhD Trainees:

Dr. Jayanna Krishnamurthy
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, India
University House , New B E L road
MSR Nagar, Bangalore 560054
Telephone:+91 9341236508

Colombia Based PhD Trainees:

Dr. Carlos Rojas
Oficina 200
Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública
Universidad de Antioquia
Calle 62 # 52-59
Medellin - Colombia
Telephone: (57 4) 219-6822
Fax : (57 4) 511-2506

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Universidad de Antioquia
Karnataka Health Promotion Trust
University of Nairobi
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

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