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
  • Find out more about the AREF Fellows here

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.
  • Click here to see a gallery of films and photographs from AREF’s Essential Grant-writing skills workshops:
AREF Academy Senegal
May 2017
AREF Academy & EDCTP
Entebbe, Uganda
March 2018 

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.

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