The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Africa who are engaged in tackling the sub-region’s significant health challenges. AREF is calling for applications from scientists who are active, emerging biomedical/health researchers in Sub-Saharan African countries to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Programme.
This fully on-line programme will be held over eight 3-hour sessions during the weeks of 5th June 2023 and 24th July 2023. There will be a six-week break in between the two-part programme, where you will be expected to write a mini proposal. This is an intensive programme that is designed to produce tangible progress towards a grant proposal by the end of the programme series. Your commitment to the entire series and to the additional work outside of sessions will be necessary to achieve these outcomes.
To fully benefit from this programme series, you will be at a stage in your research career where you are actively seeking independent funding, and perhaps have won smaller grants, but have yet to secure that big grant necessary to support your research independence.
Programme participants will be shortlisted from the eligible applicants using these criteria. Only applicants who meet the capacity to benefit criteria will be on the shortlist, from which the final selection will be made.
Diversity and inclusion
To ensure equity across research organisations, no more than two shortlisted participants will be finally selected from any one employing institution and AREF aims to maintain a gender and language-balanced selection of participants across its programmes.
How to apply
Read this Guidance on how to apply and what you need then click on this link to apply online, upload all documents and submit before the deadline of March 31st 2023.
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