Latest AREF News

RSTMH Small Grants 2020

March 2020

Small grants of up to £5,000 to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical […]

Epidemic Preparedness: COVID-19 funding call

March 2020

Wellcome is making a pledge of up to £10 million to accelerate research and support global efforts to tackle the […]

Professor Tumani Corrah awarded Honorary Knighthood

January 2020

Professor Tumani Corrah, Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) Director and founder, has been awarded an Honorary Knighthood for services to […]

Congratulations to AREF beneficiary Muhammed Afolabi on the award of a hugely deserved UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

September 2019

Many African children suffer from debilitating worm infections.  They are are also exposed every year to deadly malaria.  With his […]

Tumani Corrah appointed advisor to WHO Afro Region

September 2019

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Director of WHO Afro Region, appoints Professor Tumani Corrah, AREF Director, to serve as a Member of […]

AREF-Sponsored Scholarships are available for an Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics (The Gambia)

July 2019

AREF-sponsored scholarships are available for an Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics (The Gambia) Applications are open to clinicians […]


July 2019

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) and European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) are delighted to announce the […]

EDCPT-AREF Preparatory Fellowships

November 2018

AREF and the EDCTP are jointly calling for applications from emerging African health researchers for Preparatory Fellowships. The fellowships provide […]

AREF & Africa on the Square

October 2018

Africa Research Excellence Fund’s staff and volunteers joined the celebrations and festivities on Saturday 27 October supported by the Major […]

New award launched for African scientists

October 2018

AREF has warmly welcomed the launch of a prestigious new award that recognises the research achievements and future potential of […]