Our achievements



Since our launch in 2015 we have achieved some key milestones:

Awarded 20 AREF Research Development Fellowships

  • Our Fellows are diverse, coming from 9 different African countries: Nigeria, Cameroon, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Malawi, The Gambia, and Ghana.
  • Placements have been arranged in 15 world-class institutions across the UK, South Africa and Sweden.

Held 3 Essential Grant-writing Skills workshops

  • 81 participants from 21 African countries took part, accessing information and expertise to improve their ability to write winning grant proposals.

Created networking opportunities

  • Seven of our¬†new Fellows¬†joined together with the European & Development Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) in Lusaka, Zambia to share experiences and give support to one another; expanding our aims for collaboration and best practice.
  • Four of our Fellows attended 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Pan African Conference in Dakar from 15-20 April 2018. They had an opportunity show case their research exploits, share experiences and novel ideas as well as establish new research collaborations.
  • NB: We may also state a few more networking events if relevant.

Click to view AREF’s achievements in our first three years: