Update on EDCTP Funding Opportunities

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.

EDCTP also supports capacity building for conducting clinical trials and related research in sub-Saharan Africa. Here are some current opportunities.

Pre-Announcement: EDCTP-WHO/TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Status: Planned
Type of action: Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs)
Call budget: € 3.5M Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Opening: 20 October 2016
Closing: 2 February 2017

This call for proposal is a joint initiative with WHO-TDR to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and academic affiliated research institutions.

The purpose of this Joint Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from LMICs to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in pharmaceutical companies ,PDPs and academic affiliated research institutions.

The scheme targets junior to mid-career researchers or clinical staff (clinicians, pharmacists, medical statisticians, data managers, other health researchers) who are employed by a legal entity in LMICs where they are currently working on activities in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme and the WHO/TDR CDF programme. Placements are for a minimum period of 12 months up to a maximum period of 18 months, following which there will be a re-integration period of 6 months (subject to the approval of a final re-integration plan).

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Career Development Fellowships

Status: Active
Type of action: Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs)
Call budget: € 2.1M
Maximum funding: € 150,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Opening: 3 October 2016
Closing: 28 February 2017

This call for proposals aims to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) to train and develop their clinical research skills.

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) to train and develop their clinical research skills. The maximum fellowship duration shall be 36 months.

The objectives are:

  1. To promote career development and retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field and in sub-Saharan Africa;
  2. To equip the fellows with the ability to establish themselves as independent researchers and with the skills to initiate and manage their own research and team at host organisations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Senior Fellowships

Status: Active
Type of action: Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs)
Call budget: € 3M
Maximum funding: € 500,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Opening: 3 October 2016
Closing: 1 February 2017

This call for proposals aims to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. The maximum fellowship duration shall be 60 months.

The objectives of the scheme are:

  1. To support senior researchers to advance themselves as recognised research leaders in product development through clinical trials and related activities;
  2. To equip senior researchers with the necessary skills and experience to train and mentor junior researchers at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ethics and regulatory capacities

Status: Active
Type of action: Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs)
Call budget: € 2M
Maximum funding: € 300,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Opening: 4 August 2016
Closing: 22 November 2016

The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for use in humans. This scheme targets both National Ethics Committees (NECs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).

The objectives of this call are:

  1. To support NECs’ development of institutional and personnel capacities to enable them to perform their national ethical oversight function over the institutional review boards; efficiently review clinical trial applications; and to provide ethical oversight for clinical trials and health research in general;
  2. To support NRAs’ development of institutional and personnel capacities to enable improved regulatory pathway activities directly related to clinical trials and registration of new medicinal products. This may also include strengthening pharmacovigilance systems.

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 Source: EDCTP