UKRI African Research Leaders 2023 Funding Opportunity


Apply for funding to support excellent global health research and strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) aim to attract and retain exceptionally talented ‘rising star’ individuals who will lead high-quality research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA.

Researchers should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a UK-based mentor as part of a partnership between the African and UK institutions.

Awards will provide support for up to five years and the requested amount should not exceed £750,000 in total.

Opening date: 1 September 2022

Closing date: 1 December 2022 16:00 UK time

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