The AREF Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Program is being launched to support African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa. The Program also aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.
The maximum award for the fellowship placement is £40,000 (GB Pounds). Additionally, AREF will fully fund all workshops and mentorship support costs associated with the program. A three to nine-month placement at a leading research institution in Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the placement, up to a maximum of £40,000.
Applicants must be a national of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa. You need not be resident in Africa at the time of applying, provided that your application is officially supported by an African institution that meets the eligibility criteria for an employing institution and which attests that it intends to employ you locally.
Non-clinician. Essential: Ph.D. qualification within the last six years – awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent postgraduate degree from a recognized institution of higher education after May 2014.
If you do not currently have a Ph.D., you must provide evidence that a recognized examining institution expects you to have been examined for the degree of Ph.D./DPh by September 2020. You will not be able to take up the Fellowship without having been awarded a doctorate by a recognized and reputable academic institution.
Clinician. Essential: Clinically-qualified applicants with a Ph.D./DPh/MD should have been awarded the doctorate from a recognized institution of higher education after May 2014.
Clinically-qualified applicants without a doctorate may apply. They must have been awarded a research-relevant Master’s degree. They should also have at least two and not more than seven years of active research experience. Experience both before and after gaining the Master’s qualification counts towards the experience total. They will normally have plans to gain a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (although not funded as part of the AREF Fellowship). Medical College memberships and fellowships are not counted as doctorates.
23rd September 2020.
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