EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

Call for applications

28 February 2020 17:00 (GMT)

The Clinical Research and Development Fellowship (CRDF) scheme is jointly implemented by EDCTP (European-Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership) and TDR. The 2019 Call for Applications put out by EDCTP can be found here.

We invite applicants interested in a CRDF fellowship to carefully read the eligibility criteria for both EDCTP and TDR’s calls for applications.

EDCTP will fund fellows employed by a sub-Saharan African legal entity (the fellow’s home organization) to be placed in European-based host organizations — pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and Product Development Partnerships (PDPs) – to train and develop specific clinical research skills of relevance to Infectious Diseases of Poverty (IDPs).

TDR will fund fellows employed by academic and research institutions in any low- and middle-income country (not limited to those in the sub-Saharan Africa region) to be placed in pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and academic affiliated research organizations, either in or outside Europe, to train and develop new research skills on infectious diseases.

Successful applicants are placed for 12 months in host training organizations and then receive a reintegration plan for 12 months at their home institutions.


The purpose of the TDR CRDF is to provide funding support to researchers and clinical trial staff from LMICs to acquire essential skills in clinical research and development through placements in host training organizations. The scheme targets early to mid-career researchers or clinical trial staff who are employed by a legal entity in LMICs where they are currently conducting clinical research activities in the scope of TDR.

TDR will fund fellows employed by academic and/or research institutions in any LMIC to be placed in host training organizations, either in or outside Europe, to train and develop new research skills on poverty related infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, Ebola and NTDs.

Fellows can only be funded once under this grant scheme. Grants awarded are not transferrable from one individual to another. Placements at host training organizations are for a period of 12 months followed by a reintegration period of 12 months in their home institution. Fellows must be committed to return to their home institution for a minimum of two years after completion of the two-year fellowship. Fellows should be able to demonstrate how the experience gained during the training programme will be applied upon return to their home organization.

SOURCE: https://www.who.int/tdr/grants/calls/crdf-2019/en/