20 July 2019.





Astra Fekra

A contest for students in senior years and fresh graduates to come up with innovative ideas to support the Egyptian patients in the areas of Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Respiratory, or Oncology, leveraging Science and Technology.

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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas – Respiratory & Autoimmunity, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease and Oncology.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology

Required Languages

English, Arabic.

Eligible Countries


Program Period


  • The application window will end on the 20th of July.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Pharmacy Students in their 4th and 5th year along with Fresh Graduates, one year post graduation.
  • Medical Students in the 6th Year and House Officers ( from Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Faculties).

Successful projects need to fulfill the following:

-Impactful: An idea/ initiative that is Impactful/ serving wide pool of patients on the long-term

-Innovative: Innovative leveraging digital technology

-Feasible: Feasible/ achievable with measurable outcomes

-Fulfilling: Fulfilling unmet community need(s)

-Unique: Unique and original ideas

Opportunity Cost


  • The winners will be sponsored to visit Cambridge for 3 days to Visit AstraZeneca R&D site in the UK.

How to Apply

First Step: 

-Pharmacy and Medical Students in their finals years, as well as fresh graduates, are eligible to apply by preparing a 2-minute video and a PowerPoint presentation to brief us about their project.

Second Step:

-Videos and slides will be filtered to choose a shortlist across all universities.

Shortlisted names will be announced on the website.

Third Step:

-The screened projects will be asked to build their projects in details and to pitch them in front of a panel who will give them a score
-The Panel will be comprised of different parties including AstraZeneca and others.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fathy Mohamed / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Sara Issam / Egypt & Samira Shehta / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team