Friends of the Africa Research Excellence Fund

Nurture sub-Sahara African health research at its most vulnerable points.

African Research Excellence Fund (UK) A Project of A | KBFUS Funds

Delivering excellent research in Africa for the benefit of Africa.

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) has been 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 initial focus is on early-career postdoctoral researchers who, typically, are at a critical period of their careers.

https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/aref/

"Numbers of Africans with PhDs have increased but numbers of African research scientists winning international health research grants lag. AREF has been created to address this major concern. I wholeheartedly support its focus on the development of the next generation of grant-winning African scientists. I am delighted that AREF transcends Anglo/Francophone barriers. It is what we need in 2015: new spirit, new energy and excellence in Africa".

- Professor Francine Ntoumi , (Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale; Faculty of Health Sciences, University Marien Ngouabi, Republic of Congo

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "Friends of the Africa Research Excellence Fund" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: info@kbfus.org or phone (212) 713 7660.