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Announcement of 2017 calls for proposals

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EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected ones.

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.
Proposals are invited for the following topics:

Treatment innovations for poverty-related diseases
Purpose: to provide funding for the clinical evaluation and development of new and innovative drug candidates for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal infections or lower respiratory infections, including co-infections.

Strategic actions supporting large-scale clinical trials
Purpose: to support strategic actions (clinical research activities) that are part of a large-scale clinical trial with the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions (drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, microbicides) for PRDs.

Clinical trials to reduce health inequities in pregnant women, newborns and children
Purpose: to accelerate the adaption and/or optimisation of treatment and prevention products (excluding vaccines) for PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa for use in pregnant women, newborns and/or children. This call is restricted to the following diseases: HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory infections.

Targeting control and elimination of NIDs through clinical trials
Purpose: to provide funding for clinical trials to accelerate the development of new or improved therapeutics for neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) in sub-Saharan Africa.

Targeting control and elimination of NIDs through product-focused implementation research
Purpose: to provide funding for product-focused post-registration implementation studies for NIDs in sub-Saharan Africa.

EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships
Purpose: This joint call by EDCTP-AREF (Africa Research Excellence Fund) aims to enhance the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral African scientists and clinicians aspiring to win international/regional/national fellowships or grant support through short-term placements at a host organisation in EU Member States, in countries associated to Horizon 2020 or in sub-Saharan Africa which will be contracted by the home organisation to host the fellow.

Ethics and regulatory capacities
Purpose: 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.

Career Development Fellowships
Purpose: to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills.

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships
This joint call by EDCTP and the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) aims to support researchers and key members of clinical trial research teams from low- and middle-income countries to acquire specific skills in clinical trials research through placements in pharmaceutical companies, clinical or academic affiliated research organisations (CROs) and PDPs.

Senior Fellowships
Purpose: 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.

EDCTP-GSK Senior Fellowships for co-morbidities between poverty-related diseases (PRDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
This joint call by EDCTP and GlaxoSmithKline 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 in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of prevention, therapeutic management and prognosis of PRD and NCD co-morbidities.

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

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