The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
AREF Underserved Communities Grant Writing Workshop, 2021
11 October - 15 November 2021
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in tackling the sub-region’s significant health challenges. We recognise the need to support a diverse community of scientists across Africa, therefore, this call is specifically open for biomedical/health researchers from underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AREF is calling for applications from scientists who are emerging biomedical/health researchers in specific Sub-Saharan African countries to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. For this call we are specifically targeting countries from which we have had less engagement in terms of applications and participation in the past.
Our goal is to expand AREF’s impact across Sub-Saharan Africa; therefore, we are inviting applications from researchers in these underserved countries: Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Zambia.
To fully benefit from this workshop series, you will be at a stage in your research career where you are actively seeking independent funding but have yet to secure that big grant necessary to support your research independence.
This fully online, interactive programme will be held over eight 3-hour sessions during the weeks of 11th October 2021 and 15th November 2021. There will be a four-week break in between the two sessions, where you will be expected to write a draft of a proposal. This is an intensive programme that is designed to produce tangible progress towards a grant proposal by the end of the workshop series. Your commitment to the entire series and to the additional work outside of sessions will be necessary to achieve these outcomes.