Senior Fellowships Plus – 2019

These grants support the further capacity development of African research leaders, including their capacity to mentor junior researchers with an emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trial activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. As a key activity, these Senior Fellows train and supervise at least two postgraduate students (PhD and/or Master’s) as well as training and mentoring one early career scientist (Trainee Fellow).

Call identifier: TMA2019SFP

See the corresponding call text

Senior Fellow: Prof. Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
Plasmodium falciparum tolerance to antimalarial drugs in West Africa: Molecular determinants and evolutionary dynamics (Emerging genomic selection and antimalarial tolerance in Africa)

Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Trainee Fellow: – 
Starting date: 01 April 2021
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 749,769
Grant agreement: TMA2019SFP-2843

Senior Fellow: Professor Samuel Wanji
Exploiting the synergy of registered drugs Rifampicin and Albendazole to shorten the treatment duration of Macrofilaricide for the cure of Onchocerciasis in areas co-endemic with Loiasis: A phase II Clinical Trial study

University of Buea, Cameroon
Trainee Fellow: Dr Hamit Mahamat Mahamat Alio
Starting date: 01 November 2021
Duration: 50 months
Grant amount: EUR 747, 125
Grant agreement: TMA2019SFP-2814

Senior Fellow: Dr Marion Sumari-de Boer
Effect of a customised digital adherence tool on retention in care and adherence to antiretroviral treatment for children and adolescents living with HIV in Tanzania and Rwanda

The Good Samaritan Foundation (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre), Moshi, Tanzania
Trainee Fellow: Dr Brenda Asiimwe-Kateera (National University of Rwanda, Rwanda)
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 749,598
Grant agreement: TMA2019SFP-2818

Senior Fellow: Dr Issaka Zongo
Risk of Malaria in Children Who are no Longer Eligible for Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) or Seasonal Vaccination in Burkina Faso and Mali

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST) – Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso
Starting date: 1 January 2021
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 750,000
Grant agreement: TMA2019SFP-2834

Senior Fellow: Dr Marieke van der Zalm
The long-term consequences of pulmonary tuberculosis and respiratory viruses on lung health in young South African children

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa 
Trainee Fellow: Dr Justina Magalhães Bramugy (Fundação Manhiça, Mozambique)
Starting date: 01 January 2021
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 749,825
Grant agreement: TMA2019SFP-2836