Postgraduate students/resident doctors or junior faculty members (five years or less/below Senior Lecturer grade) at University of Ibadan or affiliated MEPIN partners including: Ahmadu Bello University, University of Jos, University of Lagos, University of Maiduguri, and University of Nigeria.

Registered MEPIN CITI Course member.

Google CITI home page (https://www.citiprogram.org/) →click register now→ select MEPIN as participating institution →proceed to create your password and complete registration →take course/exam and print certificate.


Application open date: Wednesday 8th October, 2014

Application expiration date: Midnight of Friday 7th November, 2014



All applications will be evaluated by the MEPIN Research Review Committee. Evaluation will be based on: investigator ability, scientific merit, relevance, and potential for generating subsequent funding and publications. We encourage applications in areas related to basic, clinical, and/or epidemiological approaches to the priority areas of this program.

Reviewers will provide a written evaluation of the application along with a numerical score. The reviews and scores will be taken into consideration in the final funding decisions.

Reporting Requirements

Investigators are required to notify the selection committee in writing of significant changes in the focus of the research, conduct of the research plan, or changes in budgeting plans during the course of the project.

An interim progress report is due at 6 months, to both the review committee and the mentor. The interim progress reports must include a statement on the progress to date, copy of final approval letters (e.g. IRB approval), and additional collaborations.

Within 30 days of completing the project, the investigator must submit a final progress report stating preliminary scientific findings, a report of any possible research applications that are built out of the project, and any publications that resulted from the pilot project. The investigator will be required to give an oral presentation to the MEPIN research review committee on the details of their research work and their subsequent findings at the conclusion of the project.

Types of Application:

Initial research/pilot projects: This is meant for investigators with or without any previous or current independent research support. The main goal is to provide support a junior investigator to carry out mentored research that will provide the background for an application to another funding agency in the future.