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


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

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