EDCTP Innovative approaches to enhance poverty-related diseases research, 2020
Deadline for applications: 13 Aug 2020 17:00 (UK)
The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund a number of small- to medium-scale clinical trials and/or clinical research studies that can deliver proof-of-concept or validation of smart, highly innovative technologies or concepts to prevent, treat or diagnose PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The call is strictly aimed at supporting novel innovations, and therefore excludes concepts and technologies that have previously been commercialised, rolled out, tested in large trials, or are already in routine use in healthcare settings. The proposed technologies must have the potential to:
Provide pilot data to advance the testing of new technologies in future large-scale studies
Generate results to inform the design of larger-scale studies
Accelerate the development of new, low-cost, easy-to-implement solutions to address barriers to progress
Strengthen research capacity of institutions to introduce and implement new technologies
Increase collaboration with (development) partners, including increasing leverage of funding
Contribute to creating solutions for improved development or delivery of medical interventions for vulnerable populations in low resource settings.
Proposals may address any disease or group of diseases within the scope of EDCTP2. Proposals should include one (or more) small- to medium-scale studies in sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals that combine medical and pharmaceutical technologies with other scientific areas such as mobile technologies and digital technologies (mHealth and eHealth), big data processing, and other emerging technologies are particularly encouraged, as are proposals involving small- or medium-sized enterprises. Applications must describe how the proposed research will inform future trials or implementation. The action should start no later than 1 October 2021 and must be completed before the end of 2024.
Due to the extraordinary global crisis of COVID-19 that is also affecting African countries, this topic should also be considered by applicants.
A proposal/application will only be considered eligible if:
its content corresponds, wholly or in part, to the topic/contest description for which it is submitted
it complies with the eligibility conditions for participation set out below, depending on the type of action:
At least three legal entities. Two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (European Partner States)* and one of the legal entities must be established in a sub-Saharan African** country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.
‘Sole participants’ formed by several legal entities (e.g. European Research Infrastructure Consortia, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation, central purchasing bodies) are eligible if the above-mentioned minimum conditions are satisfied by the legal entities forming together the sole participant.
For the full call text please visit the EDCTP grant call webpage.