MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2019

Purpose

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 MRC/DFID jointly funded 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 (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.

Eligibility

The scheme is open to talented and enthusiastic African investigators working in all biomedical and health research areas within the MRC/DFID remit on global health.

Award amount

Awards will provide support for up to five years and should not exceed £750 000 in total.

Deadline application: 09 April 2019

Further information is available at: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/arl-2019/mrc-dfid-african-research-leader-scheme-2019/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#Funding