Notice of Funding Opportunity: AFREhealth Small Grants 2023 (Cohort II)

AFREhealth is pleased to announce that the Cohort II of the AFREhealth Small Grants – 2023 has been issued.

Prospective applicants can access the application guidelines and the application form at

The application review criteria are available at


Please address questions and inquiries to the AFREhealth Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate “Inquiries – Cohort II” in the subject line

These small grants are supported by the NIH through Grant No. 5R25TW011217-04.

Expression of Interest: AFREhealth Impact Analysis

AFREhealth would like to do an impact analysis of her activities since its inauguration in 2016 to-date. Towards this, we are calling for volunteer investigators within the AFREhealth network who have a passion for and would like to be involved in this activity. If you are interested, please indicate your interest by completing the form below:

Deadline for submission: February 19, 2023

Should you require clarification, kindly contact Michael, AFREhealth M&E Lead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany Innovation Cup 2023

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

From June, 10th – June, 16th 2023, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will be hosting the Innovation Cup Summer Camp (, The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany. All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by us.

The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their teams. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior managers and researchers and accomplished retirees in a meeting of the generations. It also provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. Teams will work on innovative projects in the areas of: Oncology, Autoimmunity, Medicinal Chemistry, Protein Engineering, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Neuromorphic Computing and Smart Manufacturing. At the first day of the summer camp a conference with alumni from previous editions will be organized.

Postdocs and post-graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, computer sciences, data sciences, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical and chemical business and a background in natural sciences or computer and data are also eligible.

The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan, plus EUR 5,000 and EUR 3,000 for the runner-ups.


Please make this unique opportunity known to students in your organization. Thank you for your support!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best Regards


Dr. Ulrich A.K. Betz
Vice President Innovation Merck
Chairman of the Board Future Insight e.V. (
Member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)
Twitter: @ulrichbetz

AFREhealth 6th Annual Symposium in Maputo, Mozambique

Dear AFREhealth Colleague,

It will be a great pleasure to have you participate in the AFREhealth 6th Annual Symposium in Maputo, Mozambique. Please save the date (1-3 August, 2023).

Abstract submission will open soon.

Thank you

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