Aim is to help the medical science community to ‘think bigger’. A programme is defined as a coordinated and coherent group of related projects, which may be developed to address an inter-related set of questions across a broad scientific area.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, 14th November 2018.

Medical Research Council

Methodology research programme: Programme Grant


The New Investigator Research Grant (NIRG) is aimed at researchers who are capable of becoming independent Principal Investigators and who are now ready to take the next step towards that goal.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, 14th November 2018.

Medical Research Council

Methodology research programme: New Investigator, Research Grant


Healthy Communities Fellowship

The Aspen-Aetna Healthy Communities Fellowship will select 5 leaders working on these issues in the United States to participate in a curated, one-year fellowship program to develop their voices as experts in the field of the social determinants of health. 

Submission deadline is Friday, 16th November 2018.


A community of Global Health enthusiasts and innovators is emerging. Join us as we build sustainable solutions for Better Health in Africa.

Monday, 19th November 2018.

Better Health for Africa presents

Global Health Cafe


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is announcing the Grand Challenges Explorations Round 21 awarded grants and highlighting grant opportunities that are still open for seven challenges under Round 22 and one request from the African Academy of Sciences, our Grand Challenges Africa partner organization.

Submission deadline is Thursday, 22nd November 2018.

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE)


Centers for Disease Control - NCEZID

CDC Resident Postdoctoral Program in Microbiology

CDC's mission involves collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools needed to protect the public's health through a variety of means, including detection and prevention of disease as well as preparedness for new and ongoing health threats.

Submission deadline is Friday, 07th December 2018.


WHO Africa Innovation Challenge

The World Health Organisation Regional Office in Africa (WHO AFRO) is calling on anyone working to apply new and innovative thinking to improve heath outcomes for Africa.

Submission deadline is Monday, 10th December 2018. 


The ELMA Philanthropies 

Based in Cape Town, the Program Manager, Health will develop and manage grant investments, and provide strategic leadership for the dynamic health portfolio in Southern Africa.

Submission deadline is Friday, 04th January 2019.


Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA)

The Crick African Network’s African Career Accelerator (CAN ACA) awards will provide Fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers (or non-African citizens with permanent residency status) who are aiming to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher and launching their own research group.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, 02nd January 2019.


Up to 7 PhD studentships (covering fees and stipend) are available in 2019 for research on health, environment and wellbeing at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health.

The cultural contexts of loneliness | Microbes, health and society | Intangible culture and relational health | Health, relations and relational health | Eating and healthy lives | The role of the environment in health outcomes across the life-course | Public engagement and ‘wide data’

Submission deadline is Monday, 07th January 2019.

PhD Studentships: Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health


Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is inviting developing country researchers to apply for financial support for research and capacity building activities in partnership with US scientists.

Submission deadline is Monday, 14th January 2019.


AREF-EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships

The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) are jointly calling for applications from emerging African health researchers for AREF-EDCTP Preparatory Fellowships.

Submission deadline is Friday, 01st February 2019.