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Research Grants of EUR 400,000 for sub-Saharan African Clinicians Provided by EDCTP

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2019/07/04
Research Grants of EUR 400,000 for sub-Saharan African Clinicians Provided by EDCTP

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The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is offering grants for sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.

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Successful applicants will use the funding for a 3 to 9 months placement at a centre of research excellence in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa contracted to host the fellow before spending 3-months re-entry re-integration period to the fellow’s home (employing) institution, making a total training period of up to 12 months.

The proposal for a Fellowship Preparation Award must be submitted by the home organisation (‘the applicant legal entity’). The grants will be awarded to the home organisation with the explicit commitment that this organisation offers appropriate conditions for the fellow to direct and manage their funding for the duration of the fellowship.

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Expected Impact

Projects funded under this Call for Proposals should:

  • contribute towards the achievement of SDG3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’)
  • enhance the ability of fellows to design, plan and execute clinical biomedical and/or social science/ethics research proposals, and manage research relationships, within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme; and to generate competitive proposals into effective projects
  • promote and enhance competitiveness for the next tier of fellowships and grants, such as (but not limited to) the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships
  • lead to high impact research outputs by junior sub-Saharan African scientists who have not been supported by major funders previously
  • foster new collaborations and mentorship opportunities for newly trained fellows
  • equip the next generation of African researchers to sustain excellent and relevant research in sub-Saharan Africa, and engage as African citizens with African leaders, policy-makers and industries to drive forward evidence-based health improvement.

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Funding

The call budget is EUR 400.000. The requested EDCTP contribution per project should not exceed EUR 400,000. The funding level is 100% of eligible costs.

Eligibility

A proposal will only be considered eligible if:

  1. its content corresponds, wholly or in part, to the topic/contest description for which it is submitted
  2. it complies with the eligibility conditions set out below, depending on the type of action:
    1. The applicant must be an organisation with an established legal entity in sub-Saharan Africa (the applicant legal entity)
    2. The fellow must be employed or have guaranteed employment by the applicant legal entity (the home organisation) where they intend to remain working for a minimum of two years after the expiration of the grant
    3. Fellows must:
      • be a post-doctoral scientist;
      • have been awarded their doctorate within 3 years before submission deadline of the AREF-EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship application;
      • have been either a PhD student or MD, who have been active researchers for up to three years following award of their doctorate;
      • be resident of or be willing to relocate to a sub-Saharan African country;
      • not have been funded under this fellowship scheme before.
    4. The requested EDCTP contribution per action shall not exceed EUR 70,000

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Eligibility

Nationality
Comoros, Mauritania, Sudan
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Health

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Other
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Medicine, Nursing and Medical Sciences
Educational Level
Ph.D
Required Languages
English
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