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.

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

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

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

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