EDCTP: Seeking Proposals for ‘Vaccines for Diarrhoeal Diseases or Lower Respiratory Tract Infections’ Program

Deadline: 30 October 2018

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Vaccines for diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections” to support clinical trials that can accelerate the development of vaccines for diarrhoeal infections and lower respiratory tract infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

Scope

Proposals should include one or more clinical trials (phase I to III) in sub-Saharan Africa for vaccine candidates towards one or more of the following pathogens:

  • Diarrhoeal diseases: Shigella and/or enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)
  • Lower respiratory tract infections: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) or Group B streptococcus (GBS).

Grant Information

  • The call budget is EUR 23 million.
  • EDCTP considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EDCTP of between EUR 5 and 10 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.
  • EDCTP considers that proposals of between 36 and 60 months duration would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact

Proposals that leverage major relevant financial contributions from funders other than the EDCTP Association will be considered to have a higher impact. Projects funded under this Call for Proposals should:

  • contribute to the achievement of SDG3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’
  • contribute towards the reduction of the burden of diarrhoeal diseases or lower respiratory tract infections in sub-Saharan Africa
  • lead to the advancement of vaccine candidates along the product development pipeline.

Eligibility Criteria

A proposal 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 set out below, depending on the type of action:
    • Consortia comprising a minimum of three independent legal entities are eligible to apply. 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 shall 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries:

  • Europe: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic 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 EDCTP.

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