African Research Leaders

Apply for funding to support exceptional early to mid-career African researchers to conduct excellent global health research across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Researchers should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a UK-based partner as part of a partnership between the African and UK institutions.

This call aims to attract and retain exceptionally talented ‘rising star’ individuals who will lead high quality research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA.

Eligibility: You can apply for this funding opportunity if you are a researcher based at an eligible African research organisation with sufficient research capacity to manage and deliver research. The UK partner institution may be any eligible UK research organisation, including MRC institutes and units based in the UK.

Level of funding: Awards will provide support for up to five years and the requested amount should not exceed £750,000 in total.

Additional information: African researchers who already have a well-established record of securing significant international research grant funding or have reached a level of seniority (for example, professor or head of department) should not apply to this funding opportunity.

Key dates

  • 24 April 2024: applications close at 16:00 p.m. GMT

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