AREF Research Development Fellowship 2016: Supporting Researchers working on Human Health Challenges in Africa

Deadline: 6 July 2016

The Africa Research Excellence Fund is seeking applications for its AREF Research Development Fellowship 2016 with an aim to enhance the research competitiveness of early-career African researchers who have research leadership potential and are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.

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Objectives

  • to develop your own research ideas and researchable questions
  • to develop your skills – advanced research methods or technologies – to advance those ideas
  • to extend your network of research collaborators and mentors
  • to lay the foundations for an application for a highly competitive grant or fellowship award. If you apply for an award, you will need to describe how you would make these four opportunities happen – and how the fellowship would advance your development

Award Information

The maximum award is 43,000 GB Pounds.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa.
  • Be working in an active research role and have guarantee of employment with a legally established research organisation or a University in sub-Saharan Africa for the duration of your fellowship.
  • Have a declaration from your current director on how they will support your development as a researcher, if you receive an award.
  • Have a PhD qualification:
    • Non-clinician: PhD qualification within the last four years – awarded a PhD or equivalent postgraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher education after 30 June 2012 and before 1 July 2016
    • Clinician: Clinically-active applicants should have a relevant3 Master’s degree and up to three years active research experience. They will normally have plans to gain a PhD or equivalent (although not as part of the AREF Fellowship).

How to Apply

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Applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Research Development Fellowship.

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