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

See the corresponding call for proposals

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

ACCEPTU2U
Career Development Fellow: Dr Moses Kumwenda
Developing “U=U” communication messages in Malawi: Establishing evidence on feasibility and acceptability

University of Malawi, Blantyre 3, Malawi
Starting date: 1 March 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2704

AIDR-HiDAVARTI
Career Development Fellow: Dr Joseph Bukulu Sempa
Analysis and interpretation of dynamic range of HIV diagnostic assays for viral load monitoring after antiretroviral therapy initiation

University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Starting date: 1 February 2021
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2760

AZT-TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Laure Stella Ghoma Linguissi
Assessment of immunomodulatory effects of azithromycin in pulmonary tuberculosis patients

Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Starting date: 1 January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2737

COPSMEDS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Felix Khuluza
Countering the prevalence of substandard and falsified medicines in Malawi

University of Malawi, Blantyre 3, Malawi
Starting date: 1 February 2021
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,188
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2768

ECP&FOB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Evans Chadeka
Intestinal schistosomiasis in preschool and school children residing along shores and on islands of Lake Victoria western Kenya: Investigation of eosinophil cationic protein and faecal occult blood as potential markers for schistosomiasis induced bowel morbidity

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2746

EFFICACY
Career Development Fellow: Dr Nyanyiwe Masingi Mbeye
Efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in HIV-infected Malawian children on antiretroviral treatment

Training and Teaching Unit of Excellence (TRUE), Blantyre, Malawi 
Starting date: 1 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,875
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2767

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

e-MANIC
Career Development Fellow: Dr François Kiemde
Development and evaluation of an electronic algorithm using a combination of a two-step malaria rapid diagnostic test detecting PfHRP2 and pLDH, and other rapid diagnostic tools for the management of febrile illness in children under 5 years attending outpatient facilities in Burkina Faso

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Starting date: 1 December 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,425
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2697

ESKAPE-TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Suventha Moodley
The influence of tuberculosis treatment on the emergence of antimicrobial resistance amongst the ESKAPE bacteria

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 December 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149, 362
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2738

HIVDR
Career Development Fellow: Dr Juliann Makau
Determination of HIV-1 drug resistance among patients failing second-line treatment in Kenya using an in-house phenotypic assay

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2716

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

IRMiP
Career Development Fellow: Dr Francis Mungathia Kobia
Targeting foetal-maternal innate response conflict for better placental malaria outcomes

Mount Kenya University Trust (MKU), Thika, Kenya
Starting date: 1 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,578
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2736

IRTBHHC
Career Development Fellow: Dr Martha Zewdie Gebeyehu
Characterisation of innate and adaptive immune responses to mycobacterial antigens in household contacts of tuberculosis patients

Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Starting date: 1 October 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2791

ISAMIMA
Career Development Fellow: Dr Azizath Mousilliou
Impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention on the acquisition and maintenance of immunity against malaria among children in northern Benin

Université de Parakou, Parakou, Benin
Starting date: 1 January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 147,322
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2774

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

MeMoF
Career Development Fellow: Dr Herbert Itabangi
Metabolic and molecular ecological evolution of opportunistic pulmonary fungal co-infections 

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mbarara, Uganda
Starting date: 01 October 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 126,186
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2789

Pfkelch13 emergence
Career Development Fellow: Dr Moses Ocan
Predictors of local emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance among Ugandan Plasmodium falciparum parasites 

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,950
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2662

PHARMABIOME
Career Development Fellow: Dr Nicholas Ekow Thomford
Pharmacomicrobiomics in malaria-HIV co-infection (MHC) treatment outcome: finding causal therapeutic variation in artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a Ghanaian population 

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Starting date: 01 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,692
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2670

PKM-TB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Anil Pooran
Approaches to investigate pharmacokinetic mismatch and its effect on resistance acquisition in M. tuberculosis 

University of Cape Town Lung Institute Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 144,252
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2780

SCEPTRES
Career Development Fellow: Dr Musonda Simwinga
Supporting community engagement to promote tuberculosis research ethics and science

Zambart, Lusaka, Zambia 
Starting date: 01 November 2020
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,032
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2788

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

TIMELY
Career Development Fellow: Dr Oghenebrume Wariri
Evaluating the contribution of sociodemographic characteristics and geographic access to immunisation service points on timeliness and delays of infant vaccinations in The Gambia

Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Starting date: 1 November 2020
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,908
Grant agreement: TMA2019CDF-2734

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