EDCTP Senior Fellowships – 2018

The purpose of this call is to support potential sub-Saharan African research leaders to become a long-term trainer of trainers and mentors for junior researchers with an emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities. Therefore, the objectives of the scheme are, first, to support senior researchers to advance themselves as world-class research leaders in product development through clinical trials and closely related fields, and, secondly, to equip senior researchers in training and mentoring junior researchers at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.


Call identifier: TMA2018SF

Senior Fellow: Dr Makhtar Niang
Mobile nucleic acid testing of asymptomatic Plasmodium infections for malaria elimination

Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal 
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 496,500
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2468

Blood-CHMI Trans
Senior Fellow: Dr Ally Olotu
Adaptation of blood-stage transmission-blocking malaria interventions in endemic countries

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 48 months
Grant amount: EUR 494,713
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2475

Senior Fellow: Dr Mareli Claassens
Hotspots, households and hospitals: targeted drug-resistant tuberculosis case finding in Namibia

University of Namibia (UNAM), Windhoek, Namibia 
Starting date: 01 April 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2462

Senior Fellow: Dr Christina Thobakgale
Innate immunological mechanisms of control and factors driving inflammation in HIV controllers in a high incidence setting in South Africa – Prospects for HIV cure

University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa
Starting date: 1 February 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2447

Senior Fellow: Dr Nesri Padayatchi
The individualised multi-/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment strategy study

Centre for the AIDS Research Programme of South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2467

KSHV/HIV morbidity
Senior Fellow: Dr Georgia Schafer
Characterisation of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV)-driven pathologies and disease outcome in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients

University of Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 December 2019
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,718
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2446

Senior Fellow: Dr William Worodria
Management of lower respiratory tract infections in sub-Saharan Africa

Infectious Diseases Institute Limited, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 01 January 2020
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 500,000
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2465

Senior Fellow: Ass. Prof. Novel Chegou
Evaluation of new biomarker-based approaches for improving the diagnosis of childhood tuberculous meningitis

Stellenbosch University (SUN), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 November 2019
Duration: 60 months
Grant amount: EUR 499,540
Grant agreement: TMA2018SF-2470