AREF Research Development Fellowship

AREF Research Development Fellowship 2022 for African Researchers (up to £40,000)

AREF Research Development Fellowship 2022

Application is now open for the 2022 AREF Research Development Fellowship. The Africa Research Excellence Fund is pleased to launch the call for the 2022/23 AREF Research Development Fellowship Programme.  

Aim of the programme

  • To support researchers in Africa who are emerging leaders and working on important challenges for human health, to develop their skills as a researcher.

AREF Research Development Fellowship


  • A three to nine-month placement at a leading research institution in the UK, Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the placement. Up to £40,000 available.


  1. YOTA Youth Innovation Challenge 2022 for Africans (win up to $5,000)
  2. World Bank Group #YouthActOnEDU Spoken Word Competition 2022
  3. Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards 2022 for Grassroot Initiatives & Organisations (€5,000)

Application deadline

The deadline is on the 22nd September 2022

Application process

Applicants must complete and submit the following:  

  • Application Form PART A Summary Information (online form)
  • Application Form Parts B-F
  • Part G of the application form (The Signature Sheet)
  • A letter of support from the Host Sponsor
  • A letter of support from the Employing Sponsor
  • Two chosen publications to demonstrate the applicant’s career history.
  • An electronic copy of the applicant’s most recently attained degree certificate, usually the PhD certificate.

Apply here 

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the AREF Research Development Fellowships 2022







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