Senior Fellowships – 2016

Grants for Senior Fellowships aim to support the capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trial activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa.

Call identifier: TMA2016SF

Senior Fellow: Prof. Richard Odame Phillips
Evaluation of a nitric oxide generating dressing (EDX) to improve management of Buruli ulcer disease

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 468,551
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1509

Senior Fellow: Dr Wendy Burgers
Characterising the spectrum of TB and co-infection with HIV – the role of Th22 cells

University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 September 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,998
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1535

Senior Fellow: Dr Francis Ndung’u
Determining correlates of naturally acquired pre-erythrocytic immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria in an experimental human challenge model

African Research Collaboration for Health Limited, Kilifi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 April 2019
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 491,248
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1513

Senior Fellow: Associated Prof. Dawit Wolday
Evaluation of the LAMP & db-NALFIA for the diagnosis and/or as test-of-cure in patients with visceral leishmaniasis in Ethiopia

Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,718
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1437

Senior Fellow: Dr Peter Olupot Olupot
Strengthening malaria epidemiological, pathophysiological and intervention studies in highly endemic Eastern Uganda

Mbale Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), Mbale, Uganda
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,962
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1514

Senior Fellow: Dr Collen Masimirembwa
Pharmacogenomics research and clinical excellence in the treatment of infectious diseases in African populations

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (Private) Limited (AiBST), Harare, Zimbabwe
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1508

Senior Fellow: Dr Stellah Mpagama
Research capacity strengthening programme for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases control in Tanzania

Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital (KIDH), Siha-Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,969
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1463

Senior Fellow: Dr Roma Chilengi
A randomised controlled trial of two versus three doses of Rotarix™ vaccine for boosting and longevity of vaccine immune responses in Zambia

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia Limited (CIDRZ), Lusaka, Zambia
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,456
Grant agreement: TMA2016SF-1511

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