Friends of the Africa Research Excellence Fund

Developing the next generation of talented health researchers & medical research-leaders

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

Strengthening health research capacity in Africa to save lives globally

Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) nurtures and invests in talented emerging sub-Sahara African health researchers at the most vulnerable points in their careers. Our vision is a growing community of African researchers who deliver excellent research that benefits patients, communities and populations across the continent and globally.


"We must invest in promising young African scientists, they are the future innovators and leaders that will transform our continent's health. The Africa Research Excellence Fund is Africa-based, Africa-led, for African scientists and we are all committed to African health. It is important initiative." Kofi Annan

You may not be able to change weak health and research structures on your own. But you can equip a scientist to make a difference to communities, helping them to contribute to the transformation of health research capacity in Africa.

A donation of $6,400 will enable a potential medical research leader to attend a workshop to gain the relevant skills and knowledge to accelerate learning.

A donation of $63,400 will enable a potential medical researcher to compete through a competitive Fellowship Awards Programme for a placement where they can develop their research ideas , skills and collaborations.

A donation of $130,000 will contribute to the Seed Fund programme, providing the resources and capacity to accelerate the generation of world-class researchers in Africa, for Africa.

However large or small your donation it will make a difference to the numbers of Sub-Saharan African medical researchers that we can help to develop their careers and health research in Africa to save lives.

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: or phone (212) 713 7660.

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