Africa Research Excellence Fund

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) was established by the Medical Research Foundation to nurture sub-Sahara African health research at its most vulnerable points – by supporting and developing people, projects and infrastructure to deliver excellent research in Africa for the benefit of Africa.

We aim to enable Sub-Saharan Africa’s most talented health scientists to remain in research in Africa, and to achieve their full scientific and leadership potential. AREF’s focus is on early-career postdoctoral researchers who are at a critical period of their careers.