Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme United Kingdom


Name of Primary Programme
Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number - alternate
+44 (0)20 7250 8221
Programme Name (additional)
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is delighted to announce the launch of the Excell Researcher and Leadership Development Programme funded with a grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The aim of the Excell programme is to enhance research capacity in global health – by African scientists in Africa for Africa. Through this 2-year programme, AREF will work closely with four to six research institutions from Africa, selected competitively. AREF will enable 20 individual researchers (nominees) from our participating research institutions to realise their potential – build strong research careers, empower excellent teams, win funding and collaborate internationally.
Region from which participants are selected
Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, South West Africa, South East Africa, Southern Africa
Organisation website
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Region of programme delivery
Sub-Saharan Africa
Programme Contact email
Programme Funders
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
United Kingdom
Philanthropic funders
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Telephone Number
+44 (0)20 7250 8220
Organisation Name
Africa Research Excellence Fund
Programme Start Date

Leadership organisation location

49-51 East Rd, Old Street, London N1 6AH, UK
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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.