Latest AREF News

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 […]

Better targeted TB treatments: major award for emerging health research leader

October 2018

One of the Africa Research Excellence Fund’s first participants in its Research Development Fellowship Programme has won a major research […]

Working life: Dr Oluwafemi Akande

September 2018

Dr Oluwafemi Akande, a Postdoc Fellow of the Africa Research Excellence Fund, began his career in a field far removed […]