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

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


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


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

How to Apply

  1. Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form)
  2. Application Form Parts B-G

Applicants must complete and submit the following:  

  • Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form) 
  • Application Form Parts B-F 
  • Part G of the application form (The Signature Sheet)  
  • A letter of support from the Host Sponsor  
  • A letter of support from the Employing Sponsor  
  • Two chosen publications to demonstrate the applicant’s career history. 
  • An electronic copy of the applicant’s most recently attained degree certificate, usually the PhD certificate. 

For More Information:

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

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