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EDCTP Newsletter May 2015

Please find the May 2015 update from EDCTP, including the current grant calls expiring 18th June 2015 and the communication from the outgoing EDCTP ED, Prof. Charles Mgone Download Full Newsletter Here 

 

African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowship Program Fellowship Position Announcement.

The African Field Epidemiology Network, on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) and the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC), is soliciting applicants to the African CDC Fellowship Program. The newly-established African CDC is an African-owned institution intended to provide a strong platform for technical coordination, ultimately strengthening public health prevention, surveillance and interventions across the continent. The African CDC is also envisioned as an entity that will help build capacity to respond to public health emergencies including outbreaks, man-made and natural disasters and public health events of regional and international concern. AFENET and U.S. CDC are supporting the launch of the African CDC by establishing the African CDC Fellowship Program, a two year fellowship program for approximately 5-10 recent graduates of African Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP).

Fellowship Overview
Fellows selected in this first round will serve as Analysts in the African CDC Surveillance and Response Unit (ASRU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ASRU will be responsible for African CDC event-based surveillance and public health emergency preparedness and response. Event-based surveillance activities will focus on daily, routine surveillance to guide the African CDC in preparation for public health outbreaks and emergencies. Emergency preparedness and response activities will focus on the development of a strong Emergency Operations Centre and incident command system that can be activated once a public health emergency is detected. Download full PDF

JHSRI Call proposals for health systems research grants

Research grants are focused projects usually up to 3 years’ duration with a maximum of 5 years duration. There are no set  budget limits; small and larger-scale projects are invited. As a guide, applicants should note that approximately £4m is available for Research Grants under this call and the funders would like to fund 5-10 projects. Value for money is an important part of the assessment criteria. Download PDF for a full document

Funding for projects awarded under this call for proposals is jointly provided by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust (WT). 

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The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Call For Proposals

EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Open for applications: 31 October 2014

Deadline for applications: 30 January 2015, 16:00 (GMT)

Background

Researchers from low and middle-income countries (LMICs) who are involved in clinical research projects have limited opportunities to acquire experience and develop skills for conducting clinical trials outside of an academic or public sector setting. EDCTP and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) have decided to jointly implement a fellowship scheme that will support researchers to obtain these skills, while ensuring synergies between researchers and clinical staff, pharmaceutical companies, product development partnerships (PDPs) and research institutions. This partnership will have a leverage effect on the number of individuals trained, resulting in an increased impact on research and development capacity in LMICs.

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Research

The Experimental Research for Infectious Diseases conducts applied research into viral infectious diseases as a basis of clinical application and basic biomedical studies using genetically modified animals..

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