Career Development Fellowships – 2019

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: TMA2019CDF

2020 – RVA Nanokit
Career Development Fellow: Dr Margaret Japhet
Improving paediatric diarrhoea management through development of nanoparticle-based rotavirus diarrhoea diagnostic kits and viral diarrhoea awareness to reduce diarrhoea morbidity/mortality

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 September 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,781
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2731

EIMT-GM
Career Development Fellow: Dr Nikita Naicker
Evaluating the impact of metformin on Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth in macrophages

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Starting date: 1 September 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 141,580
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2709

HIVDR-MIT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Benjamin Chimukangara
Monitoring of HIV drug resistance in South Africa and innovative approaches to HIV drug resistance testing

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Starting date: 1 September 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 139,625
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2728

MAL-Malaria
Career Development Fellow: Dr Kolapo Oyebola
Investigating artemisinin resistance  in Nigerian isolates of Plasmodium falciparum 

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Lagos, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,809
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2782

SchIIP
Career Development Fellow: Dr Patrice Mawa
Exploring immune responses in primary and more advanced Schistosoma mansoni infection and treatment of preschool-age children using Aurora spectral flow cytometry

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda, 
Starting date: 01 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,255
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2708

SERVE-Kenya
Career Development Fellow: Dr Primus Che Chi
Social, ethical and regulatory implications of conducting a malaria vaccine efficacy trial in a human infection study in Kenya

African Research Collaboration for Health (ARCH), Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 October 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2751

SiDIC
Career Development Fellow: Dr Olumide Ajibola
Role of schistosomiasis in dysbiosis, inflammation and bacterial translocation in children from Nigeria

First Technical University, Ibadan, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 September 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,775
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2762

ULTRAPYRAPREG
Career Development Fellow: Dr Vivi Maketa
Comparison of intermittent screening (using ultrasensitive malaria rapid diagnostic test) and treatment (using a newly registered antimalarial pyronaridine-artesunate – Pyramax®) to standard intermittent preventive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for the prevention of malaria in pregnant women living in endemic areas

University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Starting date: 1 October 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2699