Prizes awarded by EDCTP

The EDCTP prizes recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements in their research field. In addition to their scientific excellence, the awardees will have made major contributions to the EDCTP objectives of strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa and supporting South-South and North-South networking.

One prestigious prize is named after Dr Pascoal Mocumbi, EDCTP’s first High Representative and former Prime Minister of Mozambique, for his outstanding contribution to fostering global partnerships in health research and his support for capacity strengthening in Africa.

Prizes are given biennially in a ceremony at the EDCTP Forum, which will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 18-21 October 2020.

The Prizes are part of the EDCTP programme which is supported by the European Union under Horizon 2020, it’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.

Nomination forms must be submitted to EDCTP exclusively via the email address prizes@edctp.org by Thursday 16 April 2020 at 17:00 CET.

2020 EDCTP prizes

EDCTP intends to award four prestigious international prizes dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration. These prizes are presented to outstanding individuals and research teams, especially from sub-Saharan Africa and Europe and will be announced at the tenth EDCTP Forum in Mozambique in 2020.

Contest information

  • Scientific Leadership Prize: Awarded to excellent world-class scientists in sub-Saharan Africa up to 50 years of age working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDS) in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.
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  • Outstanding Female Scientist Prize: Awarded to excellent world-class female scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and working in the remit of the EDCTP2 programme.
    Nomination form
  • Outstanding Research Team Prize: Awarded to outstanding research teams in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDS) in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.
    Nomination form
  • Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize: This prize is named after Dr Pascoal Mocumbi, the first High Representative of the EDCTP Association, in special recognition of his significant contribution to EDCTP. It is to be awarded to senior scientists, policy-makers or advocates for health and research, from anywhere in the world.
    Nomination form

2018 EDCTP prizes

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize
Professor Souleymane Mboup

Outstanding Research Team 2018
CHAPAS studies team

Outstanding Female Scientist 2018
Professor Gita Ramjee

Scientific Leadership 2018
Professor Keertan Dheda

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2016 EDCTP prizes

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize
Professor Fred Newton Binka

Outstanding Research Team 2016
University of Zambia – University College London Medical School (UNZA-UCLMS) Research & Training Program

Outstanding Female Scientist 2016
Professor Marleen Temmerman

Scientific Leadership 2016
Professor Shabir A. Mahdi

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2013 EDCTP prizes

Outstanding African Scientist
Dr Glenda Gray, University of Witwatersrand and Medical Research Council, South Africa

Rising Star African Scientist
Dr Graeme Meintjes, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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2011 EDCTP prizes

Outstanding Senior African Scientist
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Outstanding Junior African Scientist
Mr Hannock Tweya, Lighthouse Trust, Malawi

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2009 EDCTP prizes

Outstanding Senior African Scientist
Dr Alexis Nzila, Head of the Molecular Parasitology Group at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programmme in Kilifi, Kenya

Outstanding Junior African Scientist
Dr Dominique Pepper, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine in Cape Town, South Africa

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