Call for Proposals: EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Deadline: 28 February 2018

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applicants for its EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development fellowships to provide funding towards actions that aim to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from SSA to acquire specific skills in clinical trials research through placements in pharmaceutical companies, CROs, clinical or academic affiliated research organisations and PDPs.

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 EDCTP programme . EDCTP supports researchers who are employed by a legal entity in a sub-Saharan African country. Placements supported by EDCTP are for a minimum period of 15 months (3 months will be used to prepare for the placement), following which there will be a re-integration period of 6 months.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the standard admissibility and eligibility conditions, the following additional eligibility conditions will apply to this call:

  • The applicant must be a legal entity with a legal personality established in a sub-Saharan African country and must have an employment contract with the fellow.
  • 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;
    • be a researcher or clinical staff member employed for the last 12 months in an organisation with a legal personality, established in sub-Saharan Africa, and who has been conducting clinical research activities in the scope of the EDCTP programme;
    • provide a letter of support from the home organisation for the fellowship which is justifying the training needs of the fellow and explaining how the home organisation will benefit from the fellowship and how the re-integration of the fellow will be ensured;
    • not have been funded under this fellowship scheme before.
  • Placements sought shall be for a period of 15 months, following which there will be a re-integration period of up to 6 months.
  • The requested EDCTP contribution per action shall not exceed € 100,000.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic People’s Republic), Congo (Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Research and Development Fellowships.

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