EFINTD Fellowship ProgrammeEFINTD Fellowship Programme

The EFINTD Fellowship Programme aims to build up a cadre of African researchers in the field, strengthening African research institutions in the process. It fosters the development of translational or operational research into NTDs in Sub-Saharan Africa that is locally originated and locally led. As well as funding pure scientific research, for example on how effective various drugs are, the programme seeks to strengthen public health research, for instance on drug delivery systems.  

This postdoctoral funding scheme is supporting fellowships both for junior researchers who have recently completed their doctorate studies and experienced researchers ready to take on larger research programmes. Specifically, the EFINTD Fellowship Programme:   

  • provides funding for three year Fellowships for outstanding young post-doctoral African researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to carry out applied research at African research institutions.
  • focuses on translational or operational research questions -  proposals are welcome that address the public health issues related to preventing and treating neglected communicable tropical diseases, including those from social scientists, such as medical anthropologists, as well as from biomedical researchers.
  • draws on collaboration between African and European research institutions, with the Fellow determining with which European institution he/she proposes to collaborate and on what research issues and topics.provides for additional support to the Fellows beyond salary, travel and research costs through mentorship from leading African and non-African scientists, networking opportunities and training in key career skills such as proposal writing and getting work published.

25 Fellows are being funded under three calls for applications.

Fellowships and Conference 2008

Fellowships and Conference 2010

Fellowships and Conference 2012

Contacts

Sarah Lock
The Nuffield Foundation
Africa Programme
28 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3JS
GREAT BRITAIN
Tel.: +44 (0)207 631 0566
E-mail: slock@nuffieldfoundation.org


Maria Hermínia Cabral
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Department of Health and Human Development
Avenida de Berna, 45A
1067-001 Lisbon
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 (0)21 782 32 30
E-mail:
mhcabral@gulbenkian.pt


Martina Gliber
Fondation Mérieux
17, Rue Bourgelat
69227 Lyon
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 40 79 57
E-mail:
martina.gliber@fondation-merieux.org


Dr. Christoph Kolodziejski
VolkswagenStiftung
Funding

The International Team
Kastanienallee 35
30519 Hannover
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 (0)511 8381 276
E-mail:
kolodziejski@volkswagenstiftung.de


Riccardo Porro
Fondazione Cariplo
Via Manin, 23
20121 Milano
ITALY
Tel.: +39 (0)2 6239 259
E-mail:
riccardoporro@fondazionecariplo.it