Career Opportunities Fellowships for African Mid Career Researchers


    Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL)

    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 5 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 program within KWTRP with stints at collaborating international institutions.

What do the fellowships cover?

The fellowships are for 4 years and provide for an internationally competitive salary approx. (50,000 USD PA), research cost and travel costs


Applications are invited from African researchers who completed their PhD within the last 8 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.


The deadline for application is 20th February 2016.


For further information and application please visit the Postdoctoral Researchers’ portal under the Capacity Strengthening page on our


Please note that only online applications will be accepted. If you have any queries please contact IDeAL director –