Dr Alexis Nzila and Dr Dominique Pepper receive EDCTP award for outstanding African scientist
For the first time in the Forum’s history, EDCTP has extended an award for outstanding African scientists. Dr Alexis Nzila received the Award for Senior Outstanding African Scientist, and Dr Dominique Pepper received the Award for Junior Outstanding African Scientist.
The EDCTP-funded awards are awarded on the basis of a number of criteria including: innovation/ Intellectual Property, impact of research, publications and advocacy for health. The award consists of a certificate of recognition together with a cash prize of EUR 10,000 for one junior scientist (under 30 years old) and EUR 20,000 for one senior scientist, and aims at fostering the research activities of the winners, with the ultimate aim of strengthening clinical research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.