Start Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Further funding to support Research Leaders in sub-Saharan Africa

The MRC has now launched a further call for the MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme to support and develop African Research Leaders. The aim of the scheme is to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to the region and beyond. As part of the scheme the African Research Leader should be supported by a strong linkage with a UK partner/mentor.

We are pleased to announce that in contrast to previous rounds, this year the African Research Leader candidate should apply as the Principal Investigator on the grant.

Please see the link below for further information on the scheme and guidance on how to apply:

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