The goal of this program is to support Kenyan postgraduate university students train in research and build international linkages to assist them in their future careers. The program involves identifying relevant research themes beneficial to marginalized communities , selecting willing students to be mentored and linking them to professors abroad who are experts in their field.
TEPAD with the abroad mentors will identify support sources for the student to be attached to mentors abroad for periods ranging from 3-6 months. To be eligible, one must be a registered fulltime student undergoing masters or PhD studies at a local university or in their last year of their undergraduate degree program. Eligible areas of mentor ship include infectious and neglected diseases, cancer, nutrition, community development, business and sports science .