- Proposals can be submitted by a single institution or consortium of institutions which provide Master’s training in epidemiology for 10 to 15 excellent, early- to mid-career researchers (“EPI Fellows”) based in sub-Saharan Africa and working in a relevant field.
- The total call budget is €5 million with up to €50,000 per student (see call text for full details).
- Proposals should include institutions with a proven track record in the provision of high-quality master’s training with clear local and regional collaborations with NPHIs (or similar agencies), Ministries of Health and other academic institutions
- The EPI fellows selected by the successful institutions must commit to remain in Africa after completing their studies.
This collaboration is expected to ultimately boost institutional research capacity and contribute to the creation of a critical mass of epidemiologists and biostatisticians who can collectively conduct routine surveillance, public health research, and support timely response to disease outbreaks in Africa, such as the current global pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The deadline for submission of applications is 30 July 2020 and proposed studies must start by 1 October 2021 and end by 2024.
For more information go to the call text.
Africa CDC is a specialised technical institution of the African Union which supports the Member States in their efforts to strengthen health systems and improve surveillance, emergency response, prevention and control of diseases. For more information, visit the Africa CDC website https://africacdc.org/.
The mission of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is to reduce the social and economic burden of poverty-related diseases in developing countries, in particular sub-Saharan Africa, by accelerating the clinical development of effective, safe, accessible, suitable, and affordable medical interventions for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases. EDCTP is supported by the European Union under Horizon 2020, its Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. For more information, visit the EDCTP website.
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