June 2016

The Africa Research Excellence Fund is pleased announce a second call for applications directed at the needs of outstanding early-career African researchers. The aim of the AREF Research Developmentideas, advanced skills, collaborations, mentorship and funding proposals through a well-planned placement of 3-to-9-months in a leading research organisation in South Africa, UK or continental Europe.The maximum award is 43,000 GB Pounds for a nine-month placement. The length of the placement and actual amount awarded will depend on the detailed justification provided by the applicant and their sponsoring institutions. Applicants will need to demonstrate a credible, ambitious vision for their research on a human-health challenge for Africa; and a transformational, well-supported development plan that would be significantly enhanced by the fellowship.The AREF Research Development Fellowship program was formally launched on 4 April 2016. The first deadline for receipt of applications is 6 July 2016. The awards will be announced latest in December 2016.The purpose of this announcement is

The opportunityIn partnership with the multinational healthcare company Novartis, the CRG – Novartis – Africa Mobility Programme will allow four excellent late stage PhD students or early stage Postdoctoral Fellows from African Universities to conduct research at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona for six months. This programme aims to build scientific capability by enhancing the skills of local scientists and by facilitating the knowledge transfer to their wider scientific communities upon their return home. Excellent young scientists will conduct high quality supervised research in the fields relevant to the focus of CRG. The successful applicants will have access to CRG technologies and facilities, seminars, training programme, retreats, conferences and other scientific events. The visit will be fully funded (see below).The fellowship will start mid-January 2017.Applications must be submitted before 15th July 2016 About the CRGThe CRG