The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is looking for applications for its biennial EDCTP Prizes, which are intended to honour exceptional researchers and research teams from Africa and Europe who have achieved a great deal in their respective research fields.
In addition to this, the recipients of the awards will have made significant contributions to increasing the capacity for clinical research in Africa and encouraging networking between the South and North of the continent.
The European Development and Cooperation Trust Fund (EDCTP) recognises the accomplishments of exceptional researchers and research teams from Europe and sub-Saharan Africa by bestowing four prestigious international prizes every two years. The prizes will be distributed during a celebration that will take place during the Eleventh EDCTP Forum, which will take place in Paris, France, from November 7-10, 2023.
Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize This prize acknowledges the substantial contribution that Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi made to the EDCTP Association in his role as the first High Representative. The purpose of the Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi Prize is to award a person in acknowledgment of his or her exceptional accomplishments in the advancement of health research and capacity development in Africa, which have had a significant effect on the wellbeing of the population of Africa.
Outstanding Research Team Prize The Outstanding Research Team prize is presented to outstanding research teams in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe that are working within the scope of the EDCTP2 initiative to investigate HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected infectious diseases (NID).
The prize is awarded to teams that are actively involved in research, capacity development, and networking in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. It recognises the outstanding achievements of these teams as well as the scientific and policy effect they have had.
The Prize for Scientific Leadership The prize is awarded to researchers who have already established themselves as pioneers in their discipline and have the potential to continue expanding their influence in the research community. In addition to their outstanding scientific achievements, the contestants should have made significant contributions to the goals of the EDCTP2 programme, which are to improve the research capacity of countries in sub-Saharan Africa and to promote South-South and North-South networking.
Outstanding Female Scientist Prize The prize is given to African female scientists who have made significant scientific contributions and developed research capacity that has quantifiable effect through training and mentoring for the next generation of African researchers and scientists.
Purpose of the award
Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize During the decade that Dr. Mocumbi served as the High Representative of EDCTP (2004-2013), he worked to support capacity development initiatives and networking, and he championed African ownership in a number of different partnerships.
He urged those in positions of power to support the financing of health research in their own countries and to commit themselves to resolving issues with the health of their respective nations.The award is open to senior scientists, policymakers, or advocates for health and research from any country in the world, and it recognises individuals who have made exceptional contributions and significant accomplishments in the field of Promoting Africa-Europe Partnerships in Global Health Research.
Increasing awareness of, and providing support for, clinical research into potential treatments for illnesses caused by povertyIncreasing sub-Saharan Africa’s capabilities for conducting medical research and improving healthThe establishment and promotion of multinational networks of researchers, policymakers, funders, and donors working together on issues relating to diseases caused by poverty.
Outstanding Research Team Prize Participants are required to be part of a consortium or group of partners, and they must be citizens of either a sub-Saharan African nation, an EU Member State, or a country affiliated with the Horizon 2020 programme.Participating actively in research, capacity development, and networking in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, with outstanding achievements and scientific and policy impact in their respective disciplines.
Taking on the most pressing concerns of the EDCTP2 initiative regarding illnesses linked to poverty (PRDs)Through collaboration, building and those who have successfully established effective and equitable South-North partnershipsaddressing priority research questions and producing deliverables pertinent to health policy, such as research data implemented into policy and practice, are two of the goals of this project.putting out publications with a significant effect and achieving significant capacity building outputs at local research locations are examples of productive researchers.
The Prize for Scientific Leadership This prize is available to men and women up to the age of 50, provided that they meet the following criteria: Are there outstanding scientists of a world-class level operating in Africa within the context of the EDCTP2 programme?
Are citizens or permanent inhabitants of a country located in sub-Saharan Africa, a member state of the European Union, or a nation that is participating in the Horizon 2020 programme?have already achieved a great deal of success in their respective scientific fields and will continue to grow as champions in their respective fields of research.
In addition to their outstanding scientific achievements, these projects have made significant contributions to the goals of the EDCTP2 programme by enhancing the research capability of countries in sub-Saharan Africa and providing support for networking between countries in the South and North.
Outstanding Female Scientist Prize Participants are required to be ladies who are: Residents of a country that is located in sub-Saharan Africa, residents of an EU Member State, or residents of a country that is affiliated with the Horizon 2020 programme are eligible to apply.Participating in research and innovation endeavours across sub-Saharan Africa as part of the EDCTP2 programme’s remit.
Making significant scientific contributions and achievements in their research field, as well as building quantifiable research capacity in Africa through the training and mentoring of the next generation of African researchers and scientists. Making these contributions and achievements both currently and in the past.
Details Regarding the Prize
Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize The Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi reward is comprised of a trophy for recognition as well as a cash reward in the amount of € 50,000. The prize is awarded as recognition for the accomplishments that have been reached, and it should also be used to promote and increase knowledge of the prize winner, their particular accomplishments, and the EDCTP2 programme. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement to win this reward.
Outstanding Research Team Prize The prize is worth 50,000 euros, and it should be used to further the research programmes of the winners. It may support activities such as data collection for baseline studies, study visits and training attachments to collaborating institutions, conference and meeting attendance, and other relevant research-related activities.
This prize was created with the intention of fostering excellence in scientific and research endeavors, as well as the incorporation of research findings into policy and practice, the development of sustainable capacity, and the transfer of skills and technology.
The Prize for Scientific Leadership This prize of ten thousand euros should be used to further the research programme of the winner. It may be used to support activities such as supporting study visits and training attachments to collaborating institutions, data collection for baseline studies, conference and meeting attendance, and other relevant research-related activities.
Outstanding Female Scientist Prize The award consists of a trophy for recognition as well as a cash reward in the amount of €20,000. The awardee will use the prize money, which is equal to twenty thousand euros, to advance their research programme and may also be used to support initiatives aimed at training and mentoring the next generation of researchers in Africa. There is no minimum or maximum age requirement to win this reward.
The Criteria for Eligibility
Residents of a sub-Saharan African country, an EU Member State, or a country affiliated with the Horizon 2020 initiative are eligible to enter the competition for the first three prizes (the Scientific Leadership Prize, the Outstanding Female Scientist Prize, and the Outstanding Research Team Prize).
Participation in the competition for the Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi Prize is welcome from individuals located in any part of the globe. Please take notice, however, that entities originating from certain countries may be subject to additional regulations.
The nomination of contestants who are presently working for the EDCTP Association or who are serving on one of the EDCTP Association’s advisory (Scientific Advisory Committee and Audit Committee) or governing (General Assembly and Board) bodies will not be authorised for any of the prizes. This includes contestants who are members of the Scientific Advisory Committee or the Audit Committee.
Contestants who have previously won a prize in the EDCTP2 cannot be awarded a second prize for the same activities for which they won the first reward.
Visit the EDCTP online for further information.
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