Today! – Online information session on Career Development Fellowships call

09 July 2020

Today, EDCTP will conduct an online information session for researchers who are considering to apply for a fellowship under the Career Development Fellowships Call. This call will be open until 05 August 2020


The information session will take place on Thursday 9 July at 14:00-16:00 CEST (Amsterdam time).


Update: Were you unable to attend? please find the sides here.


The session will cover the following areas:

  • Review of eligibility criteria for the call
  • The application process including tips on preparing your application
  • Evaluation procedures
  • Q&A session based on questions sent prior to/or raised during the meeting.


For specific questions related to this call for proposals please contact Dr Michelle Helinski.
For questions related to this online information session, including registration, please contact Evangelia Boufardea.

The EDCTP ‘Career Development Fellowships in poverty-related diseases and child and adolescent health’ Call for proposals aims to promote career progression, encourage entry and reintegration of African scientists trained abroad, and enable the retention of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship grants will equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with the ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Ultimately these grants aim to contribute to building a much-needed critical mass of researchers and institutional research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Fondation Botnar and Novartis will support research capacity development in sub-Saharan Africa within the framework of EDCTP’s 2020 Career Development Fellowships. Collectively, the two organisations will contribute up to a maximum of €2.25 million to the initial EDCTP call budget of €1.5 million. Their investments will support successful proposals to conduct research on child and adolescent health with a focus on the interaction between poverty-related infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases.