Due Date: November 27, 2019

Africa Research Study Quality Fund (AREF) and the European & Establishing Nations Medical Trials Collaboration (EDCTP) are collectively requiring applications from emerging scientists for the Preparatory Fellowships 2019/2020

The function of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to improve the competitiveness of up-and-coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African researchers and clinicians desiring get international/regional/national fellowships or grant assistance, such as the EDCTP Profession Advancement Fellowships. The AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets exceptional early-career scientists living in or wanting to move to sub-Saharan Africa, who show independent clinical thinking and have possible to provide in your area pertinent research study with quantifiable effect and within the scope of the EDCTP2 program.

Fellowship Goals

The goals of this call are to:

  • Enable exceptional sub-Saharan African scientists (0 to 3-year post-PhD) to.
    • additional advance their research study abilities, through short-course( s) and hands-on training, specifically utilizing biological samples and information they or their house organisations have actually created;-LRB- **************).
    • enhance their proficiencies in job and proposition style;-LRB- **************).
    • improve necessary generic/transferable scientist abilities that will permit them to protect research study collaborations, and make efficient usage of fellowships;-LRB- **************).
    • add to developing a swimming pool of scientists efficiently geared up with the proficiency and abilities to resolve regional research study requirements.
  • Enable people to release their own resourcefulness and research study relationships to finest result in contending for early/mid-career fellowships, such as (however not restricted to) the EDCTP Profession Advancement Fellowships;-LRB- **************).
  • Improve profession advancement and retention of postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate medical scientists in research study in and for sub-Saharan Africa;-LRB- **************).
  • To offer a company structure and increase the quality, performance and effect of fellowship tasks moneyed by organisations such as the EDCTP Association.

Financing

  • Effective candidates will utilize the financing for a 3 to 9 months positioning at a centre of research study quality in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa contracted to host the fellow prior to investing a 3-months re-entry re-integration duration at the fellow’s house (using) organization, making an overall training duration of approximately 12 months. The re-integration job will be established by the fellow with approval of the house organization so that it is lined up with its institutional research study and personnels advancement strategy.

Eligibility

Open to exceptional early-career scientists living in or wanting to move to sub-Saharan Africa, who show independent clinical thinking and have possible to provide in your area pertinent research study with quantifiable effect and within the scope of the EDCTP2 program.

A proposal/application will just be thought about qualified if:

  • its material corresponds, entirely or in part, to the topic/contest description for which it is sent;-LRB- **************).
  • it adheres to the eligibility conditions for involvement set out listed below, depending upon the kind of action:.
    • The candidate should be a legal entity developed in sub-Saharan Africa (the candidate legal entity) *;-LRB- **************).
    • The fellow should be utilized or have actually ensured work by the candidate legal entity (the host organisation) where they plan to stay working for a minimum of 2 years after the expiration of the grant.
    • The using fellow should:.
      • be a post-doctoral researcher;-LRB- **************).
      • have actually been granted their doctorate within 3 years prior to the submission due date of the AREF-EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship application;-LRB- **************).
      • have actually been either a PhD trainee or MD, who have actually been active scientists for approximately 3 years following award of their doctorate;-LRB- **************).
      • be a homeowner of or want to move to a sub-Saharan African nation;-LRB- **************).
      • not have actually been moneyed under this fellowship plan prior to **.
    • The asked for EDCTP2 contribution per action will not go beyond EUR 70,000;-LRB- **************).
    • Placements looked for will be for a duration of a minimum of 3 and approximately 9 months, following which there will be a re-integration duration of approximately 3 months. The optimum fellowship period will be 12 months.

Expected Effect

Projects moneyed under this require propositions need to:

  • Contribute towards the accomplishment of SDG3 ‘Make sure healthy lives and promote wellness for all at all ages’);-LRB- **************).
  • Improve the capability of fellows to style, strategy and perform scientific biomedical and/or social science/ethics research study propositions, and handle research study relationships within the scope of the EDCTP2 program, and to create competitive propositions and into efficient tasks;-LRB- **************).
  • Promote and improve competitiveness for the next tier of fellowships and grants, such as (however not restricted to) the EDCTP Profession Advancement Fellowships;-LRB- **************).
  • Cause high effect research study outputs by junior sub-Saharan African researchers who have actually not been supported by significant funders formerly;-LRB- **************).
  • Foster brand-new cooperations and mentorship chances for freshly trained fellows;-LRB- **************).
  • Gear up the next generation of African scientists to sustain outstanding and pertinent research study in sub-Saharan Africa, and engage as African people with African leaders, policy-makers and markets to drive forward evidence-based health enhancement.

Application

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For more details, see AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship

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