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Announcement of 2016 calls for proposals

Contributed by: EDCTP

In 2016, EDCTP will launch nine calls for proposals to support clinical research and related activities. These calls are worth approximately € 138.6 M in research against poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.
The launch of these calls follows from the approval of the EDCTP work plan for 2016 by the European Commission and the General Assembly of the EDCTP Association.
Vaccines for poverty-related diseases (PRDs)
The purpose of this call is to support large-scale collaborative projects which include one or more clinical trials (phase I to IV) aiming to accelerate the clinical development of new vaccines (preventive or therapeutic) against one of the PRDs. Applications must include at least one clinical trial which will be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa to test the safety, immunogenicity and/or efficacy of the vaccine(s).

Research and clinical management of patients in PRD epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa
This call for proposals aims to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary consortium able to provide accelerated evidence for the optimal clinical management of patients and for guiding the public health response to any severe infectious outbreak caused by pathogens within the scope of the EDCTP programme with pandemic potential or that may cause significant damage to health and socio-economics in Africa (including antimicrobial-resistant pathogens).

Strategic actions supporting large-scale clinical trials
The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions (clinical research activities) which are part of a large-scale clinical trial that has the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions against PRDs.

Clinical trials and operational research studies to optimise the use of products for poverty-related diseases in mothers, newborns, children and/or adolescents
This call aims to support actions on preventive and therapeutic clinical interventions of post-registration products, as well as related behavioural studies, aimed at optimising use of new or improved products or combination of products for mothers, newborns, children and/or adolescents.

Strategic actions supporting health systems/services optimisation research capacities in cooperation with development assistance initiatives
The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions to strengthen the capacity of health systems to effectively deliver new products and to monitor their post-market safety. This will be achieved through effective cooperation with relevant European Union initiatives including development assistance.

Ethics and regulatory capacities
The purpose of this call for proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support sub-Saharan African countries to establish and develop robust national medicines regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research and use of medicinal products and technologies for use in humans. This scheme targets both National Ethics Committees (NECs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).

EDCTP-WHO/TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
This call for proposal is a joint initiative with WHO-TDR to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to acquire specific skills in clinical research and development through placements in pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and academic affiliated research institutions.

Senior Fellowships
This call for proposals aims to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa.

Career Development Fellowships
This call for proposals aims to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) to train and develop their clinical research skills.

Please visit to view the calls and for more information on how to apply.



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  • Austria, Congo, Cameroon, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Ghana, The Gambia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mozambique, Niger, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia
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