We would also like to inform you about a call for proposals for the African Research Leader grant awarded by the UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development. The scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (PI) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner (i.e. the UK Co-Investigator; Co-I). For further information please visit the UKRI/MRC website.