Career Development Fellowships call: online information session

09 July 2020 - 09 July 2020
online meeting (registration required)
Type of event EDCTP meeting
Scope Call for proposal

Update!  Download the slides of the information session on 09 July 2020 (PDF)


EDCTP is organising an online information session for potential applicants to the Career Development Fellowships Call.

The EDCTP ‘Career Development Fellowships in poverty-related diseases and child and adolescent health’ Call for proposals aims to promote career progression, encourage entry and reintegration of African scientists trained abroad, and enable the retention of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship grants will equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with the ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Ultimately these grants aim to contribute to building a much-needed critical mass of researchers and institutional research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fondation Botnar and Novartis will support research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa within the framework of EDCTP’s 2020 Career Development Fellowships. Collectively, the two organisations will contribute up to a maximum of €2.25 million to the initial EDCTP call budget of €1.5 million. Their investments will support successful proposals to conduct research on child and adolescent health with a focus on the interaction between poverty-related infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases.

About the webinar

The information session will take place on Thursday 9 July at 14:00-16:00 CEST (Amsterdam time).

Registration is required and should be done via the online registration form.

The session will cover the following areas:

  • Review of eligibility criteria for the call
  • The application process including tips on preparing your application
  • Evaluation procedures
  • Q&A session based on questions sent prior to/or raised during the meeting.


For specific questions related to this call for proposals please contact Dr Michelle Helinski.

For questions related to this online information session, including registration, please contact Evangelia Boufardea.