Updated Oct 01, 2020CLOSED

2020 EDCTP prizes

Offered by European Union

Awards have a strong potential to drive innovation through the recognition of achievements and the promotion of role models. The EDCTP Association intends to award four prestigious international prizes dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration. These prizes are presented to outstanding individuals and research teams, especially from sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, and are awarded at a prize-giving ceremony at the biennial EDCTP Forum. The Tenth EDCTP Forum will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 17-20 October 2021.

The four prestigious prizes are:

  • • Scientific Leadership Prize: Awarded to excellent world-class scientists in sub-Saharan Africa up to 50 years of age working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDS) in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme. The prize consists of a recognition trophy and a cash prize of €10,000.
  • • Outstanding Female Scientist Prize: Awarded to excellent world-class female scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and working in the remit of the EDCTP2 programme. The prize This consists of a recognition trophy and a cash prize of €20,000.
  • • Outstanding Research Team Prize: Awarded to outstanding research teams in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (NIDS) in the scope of the EDCTP2 programme. This consists of a recognition trophy and a cash prize of €50,000.
  • • Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize: This prize is in special recognition of the significant contribution made by Dr Pascoal Mocumbi, the first High Representative of the EDCTP Association. It is to be awarded to senior scientists, policy-makers or advocates for health and research, from anywhere in the world. This consists of a recognition trophy and a cash prize of €50,000.
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GrantType
CLOSEDOct 20, 2020Deadline
Up to $58,648Amount
UnavailableDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica and Europe and Eurasia
CountryN/A
Focus AreasHealth
Gender
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Technology

The contest for the first three prizes (Scientific Leadership Prize, Outstanding Female Scientist Prize, and Outstanding Research Team Prize) is open to residents of a sub-Saharan African country, an EU Member State, or a country associated to the Horizon 2020 programme.

The contest for the Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize is open to contestants from all parts of the world. Please note however that special rules may apply for entities from certain countries (see EDCTP Annual work plan 2019 section 6.3).

The nomination of contestants who are currently employees of the EDCTP Association or serving on one of the EDCTP Association advisory (Scientific Advisory Committee and Audit Committee) or governing (General Assembly and Board) bodies will not be permitted for any of the prizes.

Finally, contestants that have already received an EDCTP2 prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.



Application Directions

Nomination Forms can be submitted directly online.

ATTACHMENTS

EDCTP-Prizes-2020-contest-information-May-2020.pdf
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