UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER)

Building on over a decade of partnership, the Faculty of Medicine at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) are seeking to expand upon the groundwork laid by the longstanding PRISM (Partnership for Research in Implementation Science – Mozambique collaboration for HIV implementation science research capacity at UEM.

Through a series of evaluations from PRISM, UEM identified two priority areas for further institutional strengthening. As such, the Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER), a three-year project funded by the Fogarty International Center of the NIH, focuses on grants management through activities designed to reinforce a newly created Office of Project Support at UEM, as well as reinforcing the discipline of biostatistics within the Faculty of Medicine.

Key components of the program include:

1) Promotion of sustainability and increased faculty competitiveness in grants management through capacitation of the newly created UEM Office of Project Support in coordination with the Faculty of Medicine Administration/Finance Office.

2) Development of a Biostatistics “Core” within UEM´s Implementation Science Unit to provide biostatistics support to faculty and students in the conduct of their research.

The Fogarty International Center supports this project under agreement G11TW011529.