Senior Fellowships – 2018

The Senior Fellowship supports the development of sub-Saharan African research leaders in becoming the long-term trainers of trainers and the mentors for junior researchers with an emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities. The objectives of the grant scheme are 1) to support senior researchers to advance themselves as recognised research leaders in clinical trial research and related activities, and 2) equip senior researchers with the necessary skills and experience to train and mentor junior researchers at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Call identifier: TMA2018SF

 

ASTAWOL
Senior Fellow: Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah
Alternative treatment strategies using anti-wolbachial drugs to accelerate elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,888
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2451

ASYMALE
Senior Fellow: Dr Makhtar Niang
Mobile nucleic acid testing of asymptomatic Plasmodium infections for malaria elimination 

Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal 
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 496,500
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2468

Blood-CHMI Trans
Senior Fellow: Dr Ally Olotu
Adaptation of blood-stage transmission-blocking malaria interventions in endemic countries

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 494,713
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2475

InDEX
Senior Fellow: Dr Nesri Padayatchi
The individualised multi-/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment strategy study

Centre for the AIDS Research Programme of South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2467

KSHV/HIV morbidity
Senior Fellow: Dr Georgia Schafer
Characterisation of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV)-driven pathologies and disease outcome in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients

University of Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 December 2019
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,718
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2446

LoRTISA
Senior Fellow: Dr William Worodria
Management of lower respiratory tract infections in sub-Saharan Africa

Infectious Diseases Institute Limited, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2465

ICIHSA
Senior Fellow: Dr Christina Thobakgale
Innate immunological mechanisms of control and factors driving inflammation in HIV controllers from a high-incidence setting in South Africa – Prospects for HIV cure

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa
Starting date: 01 February 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2447

RCB-DHAPQ-SMC
Senior Fellow: Dr Karim Traore
Research capacity building by RCB-DHAP-SMC clinical trial in school-aged children in Mali

Université des sciences, des technologies et des techniques de Bamako (USTTB), Bamako, Mali
Starting date: 01 April 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,539
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2471

TBMBIOMARKERS
Senior Fellow: Ass. Prof. Novel Chegou
Evaluation of new biomarker-based approaches for improving the diagnosis of childhood tuberculous meningitis

Stellenbosch University (SUN), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,540
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2470