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Fully Funded Research Development Fellowship Programme 2020 (up to £38,000)

Fully Funded Research Development Fellowship Programme 2020 (up to £38,000)

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Applications are open for the Fully Funded Research Development Africa Research Excellence Fund Research Development Fellowship 2020. The AREF RDF Programme aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.

In 2020, these challenges will include infectious disease and non-communicable diseases. AREF’s goal is to transform the opportunities for up to 15 talented postdoctoral scientists in Africa in 2020 to contribute to reducing the burden of disease through leading research that is responsive to African settings.

The RDF Programme enables talented early-career researchers to:

  • Acquire advanced research skills
  • Additionally, develop and test their own compelling research questions
  • Likewise, develop highly effective mentoring relationships
  • Also, grow their potential collaborations
  • Additionally, raise their profile through international networking


  • The fellowship includes 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 £38,000.
  • Additionally, AREF will fully fund all workshops and mentorship support costs associated with the programme.


  • Open to research active post-doctoral scientists and clinicians who are nationals of and employed in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Clinicians without a doctorate but who have a research-relevant Master’s degree and at least two and up to seven years active research experience can also apply.


Guidance for applicants, the application form and finance and cost plan are given below.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline23 September,2020
Open toSelected Countries
OrganizerAfrica Research Excellence Fund



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