KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Fellowship
The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is one the leading research Programmes in Africa. The programme undertakes high quality research across a wide range of health-related areas including basic human, parasite and vector biology, epidemiology, clinical trials, social sciences, demography, health systems and ethics. In addition, the programme has a highly productive capacity building initiative aim at supporting the growth of African research leaders.
Up to five fellowships are available for African mid-career postdoctoral researchers. These fellowships, which will be funded under the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), will provide an opportunity for the African researchers to develop their own research programme within KWTRP with stints at collaborating international institutions.
Applications are invited from African researchers who completed their PhD within the last eight years and have a strong research publications record in any health-related area such as basic sciences, clinical sciences, nutrition, social sciences, epidemiology, health systems and policy, ethics, demography and statistics and who have a keen interested on establishing a research programme on health issue that affect the African region
Selection for funding will take place in three stages:
1. Pre-proposal conference
In the first round applicants will be judged on the CV and personal statement. Up to 20 of the highest ranked applicants will funded to attend a conference in Kenya, Kilifi to present their current research work and to familiarise themselves with research activities and resources available at the Programme. During the conference the applicants will also meet KWTRP researchers to discuss potential linkages and development of a proposal for the research the applicant would undertake if funded.
2. Proposal development stage
After the conference, the applicants will have 4 weeks to develop a proposal for the research they would carry out if funded.
3. Proposal Review and Interview
The applicant will submit their proposal for review by a team of scientist from KWTRP and collaborating institutions. Applicants the highest ranked proposals will be invited to defend their proposal in a face-face interview.