EDCTP-TDR: Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
Closing date: 1 February 2018
EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones.
Researchers from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) who are involved in clinical research activities have limited opportunities to acquire experience and develop skills for conducting clinical trials outside an academic or public sector setting. As a result, there are few researchers and clinical staff from LMICs assuming leading roles in clinical research for poverty-related diseases (PRDs). The development of human capacities through fellowships will lead to enhanced and sustainable research capacity in LMICs on diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for PRDs by supporting career progression and retention of researchers in LMICs. EDCTP and TDR have joined forces to provide more Fellowship opportunities.
The purpose of this Joint Call for Proposals is to provide funding towards actions that aim to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from LMICs to acquire specific skills in clinical trials research through placements in pharmaceutical companies, CROs, clinical or academic affiliated research organisations and PDPs.
This call is not open until 26 October, but it looks like researchers from sub-Saharan Africa will apply to EDCTP while LMIC researchers will apply to TDR. The scheme targets junior to mid-career researchers or clinical staff (clinicians, pharmacists, medical statisticians, data managers, other health researchers) who are currently working on activities in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme and the TDR CDF programme.
The fellow must:
be a post-graduate (MSc or PhD) or medical graduate with clinical and/or research experience in infectious diseases;
have obtained their post graduate or medical graduate degree within 15 years of submission of the application;
For the full call text please visit the EDCTP grant call webpage.