We are contacting our former fellows and trainees via an online survey to find out about their experiences as an EDCTP fellow or trainee, how their fellowship or training contributed to the next steps in their career, and what their views are on research careers in Africa.
Research capacity development is an integral part of EDCTP’s funding strategy in order to develop African expertise and leadership in clinical trials. Under its first programme (2003-2015), EDCTP supported the long-term training and career development of more than 500 African researchers at Master’s, PhD and post-doctoral level. Through this survey, EDCTP intends to collect information on the career paths of the students and fellows supported under its first programme. We will also explore whether there is an interest to join an EDCTP Alumni network.
The results of the survey will feed into the strategy for supporting research careers in sub-Saharan Africa under the second EDCTP programme. Moreover, the results will help EDCTP in tailoring its training programmes and fellowships to meet the needs of researchers in sub-Saharan Africa.
We will send an email to all EDCTP former fellows and trainees with a direct link to access the survey.