What we do Fellowships Fellowships Our flagship programme – the Research Development Fellowships – has supported 31 health researchers with placements at world-class research institutions across Africa and Europe. These awards enable early-career postdoctoral researchers to pursue three to nine-month placements at a research institution of their choice. Find out more about our fellows. The AREF Research Development Fellowship call is closed for 2020. This funding opportunity will re-open in 2021; please check our webpage for updates. Find out about our selection process.