Call for Applications: Strategic Actions to Maximise the Impact of Research on Reducing Disease Burden, in Collaboration with Development Cooperation Initiatives (Ria2020s)

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce to the University community that the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is inviting proposals for Strategic actions to maximise the impact of research on reducing disease burden, in collaboration with development cooperation initiatives (RIA2020S).

Purpose of the call

This Call aims to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale programme of development cooperation actions. Projects should focus on research to maximise the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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:
  • At least three legal entities, two of the legal entities shall be established in two different Participating States (European Partner States) and one of the legal entities must be established in a sub-Saharan African country. All three legal entities must be independent of each other.
  • ‘Sole participants’ formed by several legal entities (e.g. European Research Infrastructure Consortia, European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation, central purchasing bodies) are eligible if the above-mentioned minimum conditions are satisfied by the legal entities forming together the sole participant.

Call budget:

The budgeted amount for this call is €23.4 million


The submission deadline is 13 August 2020.

Mode of Application:

The application must be submitted online via EDCTPgrants.
Only registered users of EDCTPgrants system can apply for grants and therefore you are advised to register on the system as soon as possible.
Kindly refer to the link below for further details of the Call. 


You may also contact ORID Pre and Post Award Services team at orid-paw@ug.edu.gh