African Research Leader scheme 2020

Closing date: 8 September 2020
UK Medical Research Council and Department for International Development

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This 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. The African Research Leader (principal investigator) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner (co-investigator).

Please note change to previous calls – the African Research Leader candidate should now apply as the Principal Investigator (PI) on the grant and the UK-based mentor should be included as the first named Co-Investigator (Co-I). If successful, the award will be made to and administered by the African Research Organisation.

To find out more and to apply for this opportunity, please visit the MRC website. Applications close on 8 September 2020.