The DELTAS Africa programme, a scheme initiated by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with AESA and other partners, supports the African-led development of world class researchers and research leaders in Africa.

This is a long term programme which, over an initial period of five years (2015-2020), will support collaborative teams to conduct health research, offer training fellowships and mentorship, and invest in research infrastructure.


DELTAS Africa seeks to:
• Produce world-class scientific research that addresses African health and research priorities through scientific discourse and collaborative supervision.
• Strengthen scientific research training and build career pathways for scientific researchers.
• Foster mentorship, leadership and equitable collaboration in science, and engagement with public and policy stakeholders. 
• Cultivate professional environments to manage and support scientific research.

DELTAS Africa awardees

Eleven leading African researchers have been awarded funding to establish cutting-edge research and training programmes across the continent. Seven of the awardees have already begun their work while award letters are being finalised for the remaining four programmes. The programmes will be funded for five years. The map below shows where DELTAS Africa-funded programmes are being implemented.
Read more about DELTAS Africa grantees here