4. EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
The purpose of this (forthcoming) joint call for proposals is 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, product development partnerships (PDPs) and 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 EDCTP and TDR. Placements are for a minimum period of 6 months up to a maximum period of 24 months. Fellows must be committed to return to their home organisation for a minimum of two years after completion of the fellowship.
TDR will fund fellows employed by a research institution in any LMIC to be placed in pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and research institutions either in or outside Europe to train and develop new research skills on infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and neglected infectious diseases such as Ebola.
EDCTP will fund fellows employed by a sub-Saharan African legal entity to be placed in European-based pharmaceutical companies to train and develop new research skills of relevance to poverty related diseases.
Two-stage application procedure:
Stage 1 – Proposal
Opening date: 15 October 2015
Deadline for submission: 28 January 2016
Stage 2 – Training plan (EDCTP only)
Selection results will be available by 1 July 2016
Deadline for submission: 30 July 2016
Type of grant: Training & Mobility Action (TMA)
Expected number of grants: 25
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