05 Oct 2017
Antenatal depression: a growing but underdiagnosed phenomenon Malinda Kaiyo-Utete Antenatal depression is a mood disorder that affects pregnant women from conception until they give birth. It is characterised by symptoms such as changes in eating and sleep patterns, persistent sadness, feelings of guilt, worthlessness and hopelessness, recurrent thoughts of...
04 Oct 2016
DELTAS Africa inception meeting
Amy Luck Tom Kariuki, Director of AESA, opening the meeting. As part of my rotation in Science, I joined colleagues from across Wellcome at the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa initiative inception and annual general meeting. Representatives from the International Operations & Partnerships, Population,...
01 Apr 2016
A new way of supporting research outside the UK
The Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on 26 March launched a new programme for early career scientists who have trained in the UK or US but want to continue their research in country...
21 Jan 2016
Reflections on an AAS staff training visit to London
At the end of 2015, eight members of staff from the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) who are based in Nairobi visited the Wellcome Trust offices in London to receive training in grants management and finance. In this post published on the Wellcome Trust blog, Programme Manager Alphonse Neba describes the grants management...
04 Nov 2015
How to write a fundable research proposal
Writing a good research proposal is essential to improve chances of success in the face of stiff competition for limited research funding. Alphonsus Neba, a programme manager at the African Academy of Sciences, shares some tips on how researchers can improve their chances of success.