Last Updated

09 Aug 2019

EDCTP Call For Proposals: Preparatory Fellowships 2019

The purpose of this EDCTP call in collaboration with the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international/regional/national fellowships or grant support.  

The AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa, who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the SDG3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.

The objectives of this call are:

  1. Enable outstanding sub-Saharan African researchers (0 to 3-year post-PhD) to
    • further advance their research skills, through short-course(s) and hands-on training, especially using biological samples and data they or their home organisations have generated;
    • strengthen their competencies in project and proposal design;
    • enhance essential generic/transferable researcher skills that will allow them to secure research partnerships, and make effective use of fellowships;
    • contribute to creating a pool of researchers optimally equipped with the expertise and skills to address local research needs.
  2. Enable individuals to deploy their own resourcefulness and research relationships to best effect in competing for early/mid-career fellowships, such as (but not limited to) the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships;
  3. Enhance career development and retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in research in and for sub-Saharan Africa;
  4. To provide a firm foundation and increase the quality, efficiency and impact of fellowship projects funded by organisations such as the EDCTP Association.

Closing date is November 27, 2019.

Read more here.