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    IBRO/ARC Travel Grants - AMECA Conference/Jimma, Ethiopia

    The IBRO Africa Regional Committee (ARC), in collaboration with the Africa and Middle East Conference on Addiction (AMECA), is pleased to provide funding for senior graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty members to attend a symposium focusing on 

    Building Capacity in Research Related
    to Addiction and Mental Health Problems in Africa

    Jimma, Ethiopia
    February 17 - 19, 2014

    OrganizersMustafa al'Absi, Fikre Lemessa, Ahmed El Gohary, Abdul H. Mohammed

    Aims and Scope of the Symposium

    This symposium will help build capacity in research related to addiction and mental health problems in Africa and the Middle East. It will foster networking of researchers and clinicians engaged in these areas and facilitate mentoring.  The symposium will include presentations and discussions related to the basic neurosciences and integration of clinical and applied sciences related to mental health and substance use disorders.


    Selected candidates of advanced students and young researchers in the field of mental health and addiction in Africa and the Middle East will be exposed to didactic lectures in the various disciplines related to mental health and addiction. Sessions on basic and clinical research will be covered by a team of experts in the field.

    Who should apply to this attend this symposium?

    • Graduate students in neurosciences, psychology, psychiatry, and addiction medicine; resident doctors; individuals with proven interest in the above indicated fields at whatever level of training; junior faculty in these fields.
    • Candidates should be from Africa or the Middle East region and be less than 35 years of age.
    • Individuals who demonstrate interest in mental health and addiction as evidenced by previous publications and/or presentations at conferences.
    • Fresh graduates (Bachelors degree) with interest in mental health and addiction will also be considered.

    Co-sponsors: Khat Research Program and Jimma University

    Grant amount: up to 1,000 Euros

    Application deadline: January 15, 2014

    Apply here

     If you have further inquiries, please contact Mustafa al'Absi (