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Calestous Juma Science
Leadership Fellowship


Science Leadership for Transdisciplinary R&D | Leadership for African Research Networks (LEARN R&D Consortia) | Calestous Juma (CJ Fellowships)

Launched in 2021 and implemented by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Calestous Juma Science Leadership Fellowship was developed as a response to the need for communities of scientific leaders to spearhead matters of global health after the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are training, empowering and supporting African scientists in communications to increase their visibility and that of their work to a local, regional, and global audience inspiring the African and global scientific community, and rapidly solving problems with knowledge and evidence that is publicly disseminated.

The CJ Fellowship is mainly focused on building the leadership of experts whose portfolios span across transformative sciences, networks, experience, and skills to boost the health and Research & Development (R&D) sectors in their specific communities. Fellows have also demonstrated their abilities to design and partner in projects with key local and global partners and mobilize key institutions in their countries.


Key Attributes of Calestous Juma Fellows
  • African scientists with an established track record and credibility across their scientific communities.
  • African scientists with an ability to accelerate transformational and innovative leadership across disciplines while mentoring the next generation of leaders.
  • African scientist who are permanently based in an African research organization, creating needed local context solutions.
  • Bonafide African scientists well positioned to leverage this program to accelerate their careers into senior-level science leaders.

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation), through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is profiling Calestous Juma Fellows illuminating the science they do.

See here the 2022 CJ Fellows, fourteen from 8 African Countries.
Key Benefits of the Fellowship
  • Funding to successful fellows to build/expand their research programs. Up to 1,000,000 USD over a period of five years.
  • Opportunities for networking with colleagues in the fellowship, partners, and strategic programmatic leads.
  • Access to learning opportunities, through sponsorship.
  • Access to non-scientific skill building, all rounded training around communications, policy engagement and institution strengthening. This will be provided to ensure impact is achieved across the health R&D ecosystem.

The goal of the Fellowship is to establish a cohort of scientific talent with a range of skill and expertise that complements, collaborates and supports each other as a community of practice.

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Anettee Nakimuli, 2022

Makerere University, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Uganda

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Abdoulaye Djimde, 2022

Pathogens genetic Diversity Network Africa (PDNA), Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Mali

Abdoulaye Djimde
Pathogens genetic Diversity Network Africa (PDNA)
MALI

Research: Genomics for Infectious Diseases Control and Epidemics Preparedness

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Anita Ghansah, 2022

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Ghana

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Collen Masimirembwa, 2022

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology , Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Zimbabwe

Collen Masimirembwa
African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology 
Zimbabwe

Research : Implementation of Pharmacogenomics Testing for Effective Care and Treatment in Africa

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Fidel Ntie-Kang, 2022

University of Buea  , Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Cameroon

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Ify Aniebo, 2022

Health Strategy & Delivery Foundation, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Nigeria

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Iruka Okeke, 2022

University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Nigeria

Iruka Okeke
University of Ibadan, College of Medicine

Nigeria


Research : Leveraging Bacterial Genomics for Health Solutions in Africa

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Isabella Oyier, 2022

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme , Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Kenya

Isabella Oyier
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme 
Kenya

Research : Integrating Malaria Molecular Epidemiology into Routine Surveillance in Kenya

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Jo-Ann Passmore, 2022

University of Cape Town, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, South Africa

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Mainga Hamaluba, 2022

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Kenya

Mainga Hamaluba
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Kenya

Research : Rapid Interventions to Save Newborn LivEs (R.I.S.E)

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Moses Madadi, 2022

University of Nairobi, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Kenya

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Nicki Tiffin, 2022

University of the Western Cape, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, South Africa

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Vincent Okungu, 2022

University of Nairobi, Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Kenya

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Yaw Bediako, 2022

Yemaachi Biotechnology Ltd , Calestous Juma Science Fellowship, Ghana