Our achievements



Since our launch in 2015, we’ve:

Awarded 13 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 8 world-class institutions across the UK, South Africa and Sweden.

Held 2 Essential Grant-writing Skills workshops

  • 55 participants from 14 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.

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