The purpose of this EDCTP 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:
- to support senior researchers to advance themselves as recognised research leaders in high-quality clinical trial research and related activities; and
- 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.
Applications should focus on hands-on research activities equipping the Senior Fellow with competences to lead, train and mentor junior researchers in a scientific area within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme. The proposed work must include training and supervision of a minimum of two postgraduate students (PhD and/or Master’s) with a clear training and mentorship plan for each student. Additionally, the proposal must also include training and mentoring of one early career scientist (Trainee Fellow).
Applications for a Senior Fellowship must be submitted by an established legal entity in sub-Saharan Africa on behalf of the prospective fellow employed by that organisation. The grants are awarded to the host organisation with the explicit commitment that this organisation offers appropriate conditions for the Senior Fellow to direct independently the proposed action and manage its funding for the duration of the fellowship.
The total budget for the call is €3 million. It is expected that 3-4 grants of up to €750,000 will be awarded.
The closing date for applications is 1 February 2020.
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