Funding & Career Development

Find below a list of excellent funding and career development opportunities.

TitleDescriptionDeadline 
Africa - India Mobility FundThe Africa-India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is a two-year programme designed to provide researchers from Africa and India with opportunities for short visits in either direction to explore opportunities for building and strengthening scientific collaboration.Applications Considered Monthly
Career Development FellowshipsThe purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills.27/11/2019
EDCTP-AREF Preparatory FellowshipsThe AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa, who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.27/11/2019
South African Field Epidemiology Training ProgrammeThe SAFETP programme is a two-year, full-time training, from which residents graduate with either a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pretoria OR a Masters in Epidemiology (MSc) in Field Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand.31/07/2019
Wellcome Trust Senior Research FellowshipsSenior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who want to tackle the most important questions in science and who are leaders in their field.25/07/2019
AAS Affiliates Programme 2019The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career career scientist who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa.15/07/2019
TDR Global/ SESH Crowdfunding for Infectious Diseases ResearchTDR Global is partnering with SESH to build capacity for crowdfunding among a group of low- and middle-income country researchers focused on infectious diseases. 30/06/2019
East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine & HygieneThe East African DTM&H is a 3-month full-time course in evidenced-based medicine and international health. It is designed for postgraduate doctors planning a career in clinical research and practice in Africa.31/05/2019
FLAIR FellowshipsFuture Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships are for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.15/05/2019
Wellcome Trust Masters Degree ScholarshipThis scheme offers nationals of low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master’s degree level. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.16/04/2019
RSHTM 2019 Small Grants RoundThe RSHTM Small Grants Programme enables early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within a larger project.15/04/2019
MRC Skills Development Fellowship SchemeMRC Skills Development Fellowships are personal three-year capacity building training awards for talented researchers to support key transition points in their careers. They are suitable for very early career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training. 01/04/2019
ISID Research GrantsISID grants support the professional development of young investigators who live and work in low or lower-middle income countries working in the field of human infectious diseases by funding pilot research projects to be carried out over the course of a year at the applicant’s institution. 01/04/2019
TDR Clinical Research & Development FellowshipsThe TDR CRDF programme offers targeted training in research and development in host training organizations to develop highly skilled local personnel from disease endemic LMICs, to enhance competencies in clinical trials for drugs, vaccines and diagnostics on a broad range of poverty related infectious diseases and Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs). 07/03/2019
MRC/ DFID African Research Leader SchemeThe MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA.01/02/2019
AREF/ EDCTP Preparatory FellowshipsThe AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.01/02/2019
Masters (MSc) Funding & ScholarshipsNew funding is now available to study a Master's degree.01/2019
Research Degree Funding & ScholarshipsNew funding is now available to study a PhD programme.01/2019
CIPHER ProgrammeThe CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. 2018/2019 round closed
Research Training Fellowships For Developing Country Scientists 2018The 'Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS)' program is to provide opportunity to young researchers of the developing countries for their capacity building in science and technology through their affiliation with premier academic and research institutions in India to carry out short-term research work30/11/2018
JoF Travel Awards 2019Applications are now open for a Travel Award for Postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D students, to attend a mycological conference in 2019. The individual must
be presenting an abstract (poster) or oral presentation at a conference related to mycology research.
30/11/2018
International Training FellowshipsThis scheme offers nationals of low-and-middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at postgraduate or postdoctoral level. 22/11/2018
PanACEA Postrgraduate StudentshipsPanACEA is pleased to announce the opening of their Postgraduate programme, which will offer candidates a unique opportunity to support PanACEA objectives and obtain a research degree. The research programmes will be sponsored by expertise core and other affiliated resources.19/09/2018
International Master's FellowshipThis scheme offers nationals of low-and-middle-income countries the opportunity to receive training at Master's degree level. 31/08/2018
African Career Accelerator AwardsThe Crick African Network's African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards will provide Fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers aiming to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher and launching their own research group.01/07/2018
FLAIR FellowshipsFuture Leaders - African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) fellowships offers talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field, the opportunity to develop an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution.20/06/2018
African Public Health Leaders FellowshipThe African Public Health Leaders Fellowship will develop the skills in leadership, policy analysis & formulation, of successful applicants who will benefit from the networking and mentoring opportunities in London, Geneva and their respective countries.20/06/2018