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.

 

Call identifier: TMA2018CDF

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

Detl-MTTT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Ndong Ignatius Cheng
Determining the impact of scaling up mass testing, treatment and tracking on malaria prevalence among children in the Pakro subdistrict of Ghana

University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Starting date: 01 February 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 146,537
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2402

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, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,799
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2398

ISCHEMIC
Career Development Fellow: Dr Mariama Combassere-Cherif
Impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention on the build-up of protective immunity and the protection against clinical malaria in Burkina Faso

Groupe de recherche action en Santé sarl. (GRAS) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Starting date: 01 February 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,120
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2343

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

MPiMP
Career Development Fellow: Dr Caroline Kijogi
Macrophage polarisation in placental malaria pathogenesis

Mount Kenya University Trust, Thika, Kenya
Starting date: 01 April 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,875
Grant agreement: TMA2018CDF-2385

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
Hybridasation 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 dévelopement – Sénégal (IRD)
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