Research development

Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) Research Development Fellowship Program 2022/2023

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Registration deadline: September 22, 2022

The Africa Research Excellence Fund is pleased to launch the call for the AREF Research Development Fellowship Program 2022/23.


  • Support researchers in Africa who are emerging leaders and working on important human health challenges, to develop their skills as a researcher.


  • A three to nine month internship at a leading research institute in the UK, Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the internship. Up to £40,000 available.

How to register

  1. Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form)
  2. Parts of the BG application form

Applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form)
  • Parts of the BF application form
  • Part G of the application form (the signature sheet)
  • A letter of support from the host sponsor
  • A letter of support from the employer sponsor
  • Two publications chosen to demonstrate the nominee’s career history.
  • An electronic copy of the last degree obtained by the candidate, usually the doctoral certificate.

For more information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AREF Research Development Fellowships 2022/23

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