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AREF Research Development Fellowship 2016

Deadline: 6th July 2016

AREF Research Development Fellowship 2016 is to enhance the research competitiveness of early-career African researchers with potential for leadership. The Fellowship is designed to enable talented, early-career African researchers to develop their own research ideas and specialist skills, to grow their research relationships through collaboration and mentorship, and to work towards a major funding proposal. Each AREF Fellowship will support a placement of three-to-nine months in a leading research organisation in Europe or South Africa.


  • You must be a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa
  • You must be a post-doctoral scientist with a PhD, with up to 4-years of active research experience on 1 July  2016; or be an active clinician with a relevant Master’s degree and up to 3-years active research experience
  • You must be working in an active research role at the time of applying, with a guarantee of employment with a university or other legally established research organisation in sub-Saharan Africa for the duration of your fellowship
  • You must submit the required documentation, including declarations from your home and host organisations detailing how they will support your development as a researcher, if you receive an award.

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