Welcoming Professor Gibson Kibiki as our new Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that Professor Gibson Kibiki MD, M.Med, PhD has been appointed as our new Chief Executive. Read more

Meet the AREF Fellows fighting back against malaria

We visited two of our 2021 Research Development Fellows, Dr Linda Anagu and Dr Olusola Ajibaye, to hear how their work is helping to overcome challenges in malaria elimination in Africa. Read more

Dr Gibril Ndow awarded Wellcome Trust Fellowship

Dr Gibril Ndow, a 2020 AREF Fellow, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust International Training Fellowship for his research into chronic Hepatitis B infection. Read more

Professor Nick Lemoine receives CBE for services to clinical research

Our Chair, Professor Nick Lemoine, is among those recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2022. Read more

The Tumani Corrah Prize for Excellence

We are proud to launch the Tumani Corrah Prize for Excellence, which celebrates the achievements of AREF alumni since their participation in our programmes and workshops. Read more

Supporting the diverse communities of health researchers across Africa

On 13 September 2021, we launched the first of two bespoke grant writing skills workshops to help support the diverse communities of health researchers across Africa. Read more

Welcoming Professor Baron Peter Piot as our new Co-President

Peter will work alongside Professor Sir Tumani Corrah to raise AREF’s profile and guide our future growth. Read more

Meet our new Research Development Fellows

We are delighted to announce 2021’s cohort of research development fellows! Read more

Call for Experts to Support Emerging African Researchers

We are recruiting additional experts to join our College of Experts (CoE) to help review our Research Development Fellowship proposals and other applications. Read more

Welcoming our new Board of Trustees

Our new Board of Trustees includes experts in science and funding science in Africa, as well as governance, finance, fundraising and communications. Read more

AREF Fellow selected as Affiliate of The African Academy of Sciences

We are very proud to announce that Dr Nusirat Elelu, 2017 AREF Research Development Fellow, has been selected as an Affiliate of The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) from 2021-2025. Read more

Egon Zehnder and MRC partnership to support African Scientists

AREF is pleased to see the formation of a new partnership between Egon Zehnder and the Medical Research Council (MRC) which aims to support the growth and development of African scientists. Read more

Success of first online Grant Writing Workshop

We successfully delivered our first ever entirely virtual Grants Writing Workshop in December and January. Read more

AREF launches first Impact Report highlighting key achievements

Five years after AREF launched, we are delighted to announce the publication of our first Impact Report. Read more