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EDCTP:  €4.75 million of funding for COVID-19 research in sub-Saharan Africa

April 07 2020

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Association has agreed to activate the emergency funding mechanism to support Research & Innovation Actions (RIAs) as part of the European response to the COVID-19 emergency. In this blog we provide more informatoin on the budget and the purpose of the call.

The EDCTP invites proposals for collaborative clinical research studies, i.e. Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA), to support research activities in sub-Saharan Africa to manage and/or prevent the spread of the current COVID-19 outbreak. They look for proposals that provide novel, critical and timely insights into the COVID-19 outbreak in sub-Saharan Africa and/or potential avenues for its management or prevention. Proposals must be timely, with rapid activation, to enable early and valuable outcomes to be established and/or to access time-dependent resources.

The EDCTP “Emergency Funding Mechanism” allows rapid mobilisation of research funding based on a call for expressions of interest in exceptional and duly substantiated emergencies.
A total of €4.75 million has been made available, for 5 to 10 expected grants with a maximum funding of €500.000 each.
Close date: 17 April 2020.

Read more at our COVID19 funding guide and at the EDCTP's website.


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