Career Development Fellowships in poverty-related diseases and child and adolescent health – 2020

The purpose of this call for proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers by providing them with an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are: 1)  to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field of sub-Saharan Africa, and 2) to 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.

Study proposals were to be within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme including COVID-19. The call received co-funding from the Fondation Botnar (€ 1,500,000) for proposals conducting research in the area of child and adolescent health and wellbeing. Novartis International AG co-funded this call (€ 750,000) for proposals conducting research in the area of maternal and child health on the interaction between PRDs and non-communicable diseases (NCDs, including e.g. sickle cell disease).

Call identifier: TMA2020CDF

See the corresponding call for proposals

Career Development Fellow: Dr Bey-Marrie Schmidt
Strengthening community engagement in TB and HIV vaccine trials in South Africa

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 September 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 139,521
Grant agreement: TMA2020CDF-3204

Career Development Fellow: Dr Joseph N. Siewe Fodjo
“Slash and Clear” for onchocerciasis control and epilepsy prevention

Brain Research Africa Initiative, Yaounde, Cameroon
Starting date: 01 May 2021
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2020CDF-3152