Career Development Fellowships (2017)

There is a severe shortage of opportunities for junior and mid-career researchers to acquire and develop clinical research skills in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of this call for proposals is to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills in order to promote career development and retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Albuminuria and ACEI/ARB among HIV-patients
Career Development Fellow: Dr Mosepele Mosepele
Albuminuria among virally-suppressed HIV-infected patients in Botswana: longitudinal changes and association with inflammation and ACEI/ARB use in a clinical setting

University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 July 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,403
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1928

Bethink TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Virginie Rozot
NK and B cell determinants of immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans

University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa 
Starting date: 1 January 2019
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,990
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1905

CaNPSTS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Charles Drago Kato
Clinical evaluation of novel plasma biomarkers for stage diagnosis among sleeping sickness patients in Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 January 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 130,125
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1887

ERAIN
Career Development Fellow: Dr Moses Masika
Emerging and re-emerging arboviral infections in Nairobi, Kenya

University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 
Starting date: 1 July 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,488
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1865

FAST
Career Development Fellow: Dr Grace McHugh
Feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing in adolescents and young people

Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), Harare, Zimbabwe 
Starting date: 1 October 2018
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 141,745
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1923

HighRif-C
Career Development Fellow: Hadija Semvua
Evaluation of pharmacokinetics and safety/tolerability of higher doses of rifampicin in children with newly diagnosed, uncomplicated tuberculosis

The Good Samaritan Foundation, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania 
Starting date: 1 July 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,621
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1876

HypnoBio
Career Development Fellow: Dr Laurent Dembélé
Understanding the biology of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale for the development of a field-based anti-hypnozoite drug screening model

Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (USTTB), Bamako, Mali
Starting date: 1 December 2018
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,000
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1892

ID93-TBVaccine
Career Development Fellow: Dr Babatunde A. Adeagbo
Strategies to optimise the stability and bio-activity of a clinical tuberculosis vaccine

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 October 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,999
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1860

Informa-TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Marisa Klopper
The role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis compensatory mutations in metabolic fitness via the structure and function of mycolic acids

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 December 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1885

Latent HIV-1, Viral Suppress and Hope for HIV Cure
Career Development Fellow: Dr Edward Maina
Investigation of the impact of inducible, replication-competent latent HIV-1 as an impediment to HIV/AIDS cure in the context of sustained viral suppression

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 May 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,500
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1852

Mal-Brain Study
Career Development Fellow: Dr Symon Kariuki
Impact of RTS,S/AS01 vaccine and insecticide- treated bed nets on neurobehavioural impairment and school participation in children from rural Kenya

African Research Collaboration for Health Ltd, Kilifi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 March 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,623
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1903

MOSAIC
Career Development Fellow: Dr Charissa C. Naidoo
The longitudinal microbiome of South African tuberculosis patients, symptomatic culture-negative controls and healthy household contacts, and its association with treatment outcome

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 March 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,996
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1914

Preg_multidrug
Career Development Fellow: Dr Tacilta Nhampossa
Understanding the determinants of the effectiveness of HIV control strategies targeting HIV-infected pregnant women in Mozambique

Fundação Manhiça, Maputo, Mozambique
Starting date: 1 February 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,098
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1927

PENETRATE
Career Development Fellow: Dr C.G. Banda
Impact of standard antiretroviral therapy on the pharmacokinetic profile and placental penetration of piperaquine administered as dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among HIV-infected pregnant women in Malawi

University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 
Starting date: 1 September 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,999
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1897

PERHAPS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Gbolahan Ajibola
Effects of preterm birth on HIV acquisition risk and antiretroviral prophylaxis safety in HIV-exposed infants in Botswana

Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), Gaborone, Botswana 
Starting date: 1 November 2018
Duration: 18 months
Grant amount: EUR 75,431
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1906

PRIMAQUINE Roll-out
Career Development Fellow: Dr Dominic Mosha
Monitoring safety of single low-dose primaquine co-administered with AL in routine healthcare practices: addressing potential implementation challenges and policy options for effective roll-out

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Starting date: 1 January 2019
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,720
Grant agreement: TMA2017CDF-1878