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


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

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

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: 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

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