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Announcement of remaining 2015 Calls for Proposals

15 October 2015

In October and November 2015, EDCTP will launch five calls for proposals:

  • Ethics and regulatory capacities
  • EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Capacity Development Fellowships
  • EDCTP Regional Networks
  • Senior Fellowships
  • Career Development Fellowships

 

The launch of these calls follows from the approval of the EDCTP work plan for 2015 by the European Commission on 3 September 2015 and the General Assembly of the EDCTP Association on 5 October 2015.

Ethics and regulatory capacities

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).

Type of action: Coordination & Support Action (CSA)
Call budget: € 1.5 M
Funding threshold: € 300,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Open date: 15 October 2015, 17:00
Close date: 21 January 2016, 17:00

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EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

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 low- and middle-income countries to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in pharmaceutical companies and PDPs.

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 6 months up to a maximum period of 24 months, following which there will be a re-integration period of 6 months (subject to the approval of a final re-integration plan).

Type of action: Training & Mobility Actions (TMAs)
Call budget: € 3 M
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Stage 1 (Proposal):
Open date: 22 October 2015, 17:00
Close date: 28 January 2016, 17:00

Stage 2 (Training plan – EDCTP only):
Open date: 14 June 2016
Close date: 21 July 2016

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EDCTP Regional Networks

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support regional networking in sub-Saharan Africa and with Europe in order to build and strengthen regional, national, institutional and individual capacities to conduct clinical trials in line with the International Conference on Harmonization guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP). The networks should contribute to overcoming the lack of capacity, critical mass and adequate infrastructures that prevent many African institutions from engaging in high quality clinical research activities. The networks should build on results from former EDCTP-funded regional networking actions with the aim of strengthening the scientific and clinical research environment for conducting clinical trials to prevent and treat poverty-related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Type of action: Coordination & Support Actions (CSAs)
Call budget: € 12 M
Funding threshold: € 3 M
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Open date: 5 November 2015, 17:00
Close date: 18 February 2016, 17:00

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Senior fellowships

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support capacity development of potential African research leaders to serve as long-term trainer-of -trainers and mentors for junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities.

Type of action: Training & Mobility Action (TMA)
Call budget: € 2.5 M
Funding threshold: € 500,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Open date: 12 November 2015, 17:00
Close date: 4 February 2016, 17:00

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Career development fellowships

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.

Type of action: Training & Mobility Action (TMA)
Call budget: € 1.5 M
Funding threshold: € 150,000
Funding level: 100% of eligible costs
Open date: 12 November 2015, 17:00
Close date: 4 February 2016, 17:00

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EDCTP2 work plan 2015

The work plan describes activities under EDCTP2 in 2015. It provides information on EDCTP-managed Calls for Proposals, including the challenge, scope and expected impact, as well as supporting information about eligibility requirements and other specific conditions for applying. It also contains an overview of PSIAs, i.e. activities funded and implemented directly by one or more EDCTP Participating States which are considered an integral part of the EDCTP2 programme.

Download the EDCTP2 work plan 2015 (PDF)