Senior Fellowships

Grants for Senior Fellowships aim to support potential African research leaders to develop their capacity to serve as long-term trainer-of -trainers and mentors for junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities.

2015 Senior Fellowships

DTB
Senior Fellow: Prof. Keertan Dheda
‘Novel biomarkers predictive of susceptibility and treatment response in patients with MDR-TB’

University of Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2017
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 400,224
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-SF-1043

HIVDR
Senior Fellow: Dr Immaculate Nankya
‘Low frequent HIV drug resistant polymorphisms in infants born to HIV sero-positive mothers: implications on response to therapy’

Joint Clinical Research Centre Ltd (JCRC), Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 September 2017
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 395,823
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-SF-1037

MaReCa
Senior Fellow: Dr John Lusingu
‘Malaria research and capacity building for field trials in Tanzania’

National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania
Starting date: 1 April 2017
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 498,750
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-SF-998

OPTIMAL DIAGNOSIS STUDY
Senior Fellow: Dr Grant Theron
‘What is the feasibility, accuracy, and optimal manner in which next-generation tests for tuberculosis can be used in high-burden settings?

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2017
Duration: 60 months
Grant amountt: EUR 498,902
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-SF-1041

SMART
Senior Fellow: Prof. Faith Osier
‘Harnessing parasite diversity and natuarally acquired protective immunity against Plasmodium falciparum malaria for the development of highly effective vaccines’

Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Starting date: 1 April 2017
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 498,760
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-SF-1001