EDCTP Career Development Fellowships 2020 in Poverty-related Diseases and Child and Adolescent Health

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Applications are open for the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships 2020 in Poverty-related Diseases and Child and Adolescent Health. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early- to mid-career researchers by providing them with opportunities to train and develop their clinical research skills.

The objectives are:

  • To promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the clinical or field research areas of sub-Saharan Africa
  • To equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to establish their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fellowship

  • The requested EDCTP contribution per action shall not exceed EUR 150,000. The maximum fellowship duration shall be 36 months.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a legal entity established in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The fellow must be employed or have guaranteed employment by the applicant legal entity (the host organisation) where they intend to remain working for a minimum of two years after the expiration of the grant.
  • The applying fellow must:
    • be a resident of or be willing to relocate to a sub-Saharan African country;
    • be either a graduate in a subject relevant to the EDCTP programme, with a PhD and up to five years’ relevant postdoctoral research experience, or a medical doctor with up to five years’ research experience;
    • have at least one publication in an international peer-reviewed journal;
    • not have been funded under this fellowship scheme before.

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’
  • Promote career progression of researchers in Africa
  • Encourage entry and reintegration of African scientists trained abroad and
  • Enable the retention of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in their respective research fields and that the researchers develop into independent researchers and team leaders at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ultimately these grants will contribute to the generation of a critical mass of clinical or field/social science/ethics researchers and institutional research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Deadline: August 5, 2020

Application

This is a single-stage application procedure. Proposals must be submitted by August 5, 2020 at 17:00 CEST. Evaluation results are expected to be made available by December 21, 2020.

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