The Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) is a two-year fellowship program for health professions faculty who have the potential to improve medical education at their schools. Approximately 16 fellowships are offered each year. The fellowship is designed to teach education methods, scholarship, and leadership skills, and to develop an active, supportive professional network among educators.

SAFRI is sponsored by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), and was established as a voluntary association in 2008 by 11 South African FAIMER Institute Fellows. Fellows receive full funding for accommodations, meals, and program costs. International travel costs to and from the residential sessions are not included. By working to advance health professions education in Sub-Saharan Africa, SAFRI supports FAIMER’s mission of improving global health by improving education.

Applications for the 2021 fellowship programme are now open. Please complete the application with all supporting documentation by 15 February 2021 by visiting the FAIMER Applications page. Please note that you will have to select SAFRI as the programme you are applying for. 

To request more information on the program, please email safri@faimerfri.org, or visit our Twitter and Facebook pages.