Senior Fellowships Plus 2019

Basic Information

EDCTP has supported the development of a pool of highly qualified senior researchers in the field of poverty-related diseases (PRDs) in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to make an impact in the fight against the PRDs, it is important to ensure that there is continued support for the development and retention of early and mid-career scientists in the regions that are most affected. However, there is a huge regional disparity in the success rate of EDCTP fellowship applications that has resulted in limited capacity strengthening in resource-limited countries. Gender balance among fellows is also a challenge. This geographical and gender imbalance in capacity development has resulted in an inequitable distribution of trained personnel in disease-endemic areas and many high-burden, low-income countries have been left behind. New strategies are required to strengthen the capacity for clinical research in more resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Network EDCTP2
Aim of the joint call The purpose of this call for proposals is to support capacity development of potential African research leaders and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trial activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. The objectives of the scheme are: 1) to support senior researchers to advance themselves as recognised research leaders in high-quality clinical trial research and related activities; 2) to equip senior researchers with the necessary skills and experience to train and mentor junior researchers, both at their home institution and at institutions in countries in SSA with limited human and infrastructural capacity.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 06/11/2019
Deadline Full-Proposal 18/02/2020 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: n/a
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research n/a
Target groups n/a
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

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