AfOx Travel Grant

Africa- Oxford (AfOx) travel grants to support establishment of new collaborations between Africa and Oxford for research or teaching.

AfOx is a cross university platform to support the development of equitable collaborations in research and teaching between staff at African institutions and collaborators in Oxford. AfOx travel grants supports visits between potential collaborators in African institutions and their colleagues in Oxford, with a view to developing new collaborations around research or teaching. Applications are open to any discipline within the University

The grant can be used to cover costs of travel (in either direction i.e. Oxford staff to an African institution or vice versa), accommodation and incidental expenses to a maximum of £5000 (it is anticipated that visits in general will be for periods between 1-8 weeks). Applications are made jointly between a member of staff at Oxford and a potential collaborator in an African institution (the travel award may cover more than two people and additional individuals should be named under purpose of the grant). The overarching aim of the scheme is to foster the development of new collaborations and the scheme is not intended to be used as alternative support for already established collaborations. Administration of the award will be the responsibility of the home department of the Oxford applicant. The application will be reviewed and receive feedback within 7 days. Applicants will be required to submit a brief report within one year of the award to give details of outputs (new collaborations, funding applications etc.) arising from the collaborative visit.

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AfOx Travel Grant Recipients

Louis-Marie Yindom, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford; and Judith Torimiro, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde.
Project: Study of the immunogenetic correlates of disease progression in children with vertically-acquired HIV infection in Central Africa

Dr Arjune Sen and Dr Sloan Mahone, Nuffield Dept of Clinical Neurosciences/Oxford Epilepsy Research Group and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University; and Mr Taurai Kadzviti, Epilepsy Support Foundation, Harare, Zimbabwe
Project: An investigation of the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on marriage and other long-term relationships in African populations (pilot project)

Dr. Richard Idro, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences; and Dr. Dorcas M. Kamuya, The Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Project: Supporting initial activities around a piece of work on  community engagement for a study on nodding syndrome.

Prof Robert Mash, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University; and Dr. Dorcas M. Kamuya, The Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Project: Strengthening primary health care in sub Saharan Africa by training the clinical trainers

George Warimwe, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya; and Craig Thompson, Department of Zoology/the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Project: Investigating the antigenic evolution of influenza.

Theresa Manful-Gwira,  Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana; and Jack Sunter, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford
Project: Understanding the mode of action of anti-trypanosome veterinary drugs

Mary T Murphy, Refugee Programme Coordinator GOAL Ethiopia; and Peter Horby, NDM – Epidemic Diseases Research Group, University of Oxford
Project: ‘Rapid clinical characterisation of outbreak syndromes in a displaced population in East Africa,developing a collaboration with GOAL Ethiopia

Professor Souleymane Mboup, Head of Laboratory of Bacteriology-Virology (Lbv) of the Aristide Le Dantec hospital in Dakar; and Professor Peter Horby, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford
Project: Discussions about an EDCTP grant application entitled: African coalition for Epidemic Response and Training (ALERT)

Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi Talle, Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria; and Prof. Vanessa Ferreira, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Project: To establish face-to-face contact with potential supervisors, visit facilities and discuss proposals, before embarking on a formal Commonwealth Scholarship application supported by both the University of Maiduguri and the University of Oxford.

Sam Akech, KEMRI Wellcome Trust; and John Prince, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
Project: Automating vital sign measurement for Paediatric Triage in Kenyan Public Hospitals using Pulse Oximetry.

AfOx Interviews Dr Deborah Sumari

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