Call for Applications: Career Development Fellowships in Poverty-Related Diseases and Child and Adolescent Health

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce to the University community that European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is providing opportunities to support early- to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by giving them opportunities to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are 1) to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the clinical or field research of sub-Saharan Africa; and 2) equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to establish their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Proposals should enhance the ability of the fellow to design, plan and execute clinical biomedical and/or social science/ethics research projects within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.



A proposal/application 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 for participation set out below, depending on the type of action:
  • The applicant must be a legal entity established in sub-Saharan Africa (the applicant legal entity).
  • 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:
  1. be a resident of or be willing to relocate to a sub-Saharan African country;
  2. be either a graduate in a subject relevant to the EDCTP2 programme, with a PhD and up to five years’ relevant postdoctoral research experience, or a medical doctor with up to five years’ research experience;
  3. have at least one publication in an international peer-reviewed journal;
  4. not have been funded under this fellowship scheme before**.
  • The requested EDCTP2 contribution per action shall not exceed EUR 150,000.
  • The maximum fellowship duration shall be 36 months.


Call budget: EUR 3.75 million. There are 16-25 expected number of grants. The requested EDCTP contribution per action should not exceed EUR 150,000.



Applications due by August 05, 2020.

For more information, kindly visit https://www.edctp.org/call/career-development-fellowships-in-poverty-rel...