Career Development Fellowships – 2018

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers by providing them with an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are: 1)  to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field of sub-Saharan Africa, and 2) to equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with the ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

ASSER-Malaria
Career Development Fellow: Dr Marc Christian Tahita
Operational feasibility, impact of additional screening using highly sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Tests combined with high coverage of IPTp-SP on placental malaria and low birth weight

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique  (CNRST) – Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Starting date: 1 September 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,138
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2397

Fungal-UG
Career Development Fellow: Dr Beatrice Achan
The epidemiology of invasive fungal diseases in Uganda

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,250
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2371

GRIPS-NGS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Vito Baraka
Genetic profiling of drug resistance and population structure of Plasmodium falciparum using high-throughput next-generation sequencing

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,799
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2398

KILGORIS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Andrew Ekii Obuku
Association of early immune response with virological control in acute/early and following HIV-1 infection

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,911
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2366

MDRTBTx-Monitor
Career Development Fellow: Dr Willy Ssengooba
Evaluation of alternative bacteriological measures of response to therapy during the initial 16-weeks of MDR-TB treatment

Makerere University (MAK), Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,750
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2351

MTI-Plus
Career Development Fellow: Dr David Kateete
Insight into the role of the microbiome in pulmonary tuberculosis in Kapala, Uganda

Makerere University (MAK), Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2357

NeutroTB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Elouise Kroon
Neutrophils as effector cells in resistance to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in HIV-infected persons

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 December 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2353

Optim-TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Navisha Dookie
Optimising the clinical utility of whole-genome sequencing to enhance drug-resistant tuberculosis outcomes

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Congella, South Africa
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 139,550
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2372

PrazOpt
Career Development Fellow: Dr Solomon Mequante Abay
Optimisation of praziquantel therapy for Schistosoma mansoni infection in preschool-aged children in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Starting date: 1 September 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2345

PEAK
Career Development Fellow: Dr Charles Sande
Proteomic-based aetiological biomarkers of acute pneumonia in Kenyan children

African Research Collaboration for Health Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 August 2019
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,217
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2360

sECReT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Anzaan Dippenaar
Early comprehensive genetic drug susceptibility testing to guide treatment of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,984
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2374

SEN HYBRID INVASION
Career Development Fellow: Dr Bruno Senghor
Hybridisation as a driver for the spread of schistosomiasis: an integrative approach to evaluate the invasive capacity of schistosome hybrids under praziquantel pressure

Institut de recherche pour le développement – Sénégal, Dakar, Senegal
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,750
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2370

SMC-NUT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Paul Sondo
Assessment of a combined strategy of seasonal malaria chemoprevention + nutrients and vitamin A-Zinc supplementation to tackle malaria and malnutrition in Burkina Faso

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologie (CNRST) – Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Starting date: 1 October 2019
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 147,500
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2365