EDCTP International Prizes 2020 for Scientists and Research teams



Deadline: April 16, 2020

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) invites nominations for its 2020 Prizes. The biennial EDCTP Prizes recognise outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant achievements in their research field. Additionally, the awardees will have made major contributions to strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa and supporting South-South and North-South networking.

The Prizes are part of the EDCTP programme which is supported by the European Union under Horizon 2020, it’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.

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 announced at the biennial EDCTP Forum. The tenth EDCTP Forum will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 18-21 October 2020.

Prize Categories

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.

Benefits

The EDCTP prizes are recognition prizes funded under Horizon 2020.

Prizes are financial contributions given as rewards following the publication of a contest. A ‘recognition prize’ is used to recognise past achievements and outstanding work after it has been performed, whereas an ‘inducement prize’ is used to spur investment in a given direction, by specifying a target prior to the performance of the work.

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • 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.

Award Criteria

This Prize is awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria:

The Scientific Leadership Prize:

  • Contestants have made significant achievements in their field and will continue to become leaders in their research field.
  • In addition to their scientific excellence, contestants should have made major contributions to the objectives of the EDCTP2 programme to strengthen research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa and to support South-South and North-South networking.
  • Contestants nominated for this prize should not exceed 50 years of age, at the time of the launch of the contest.

The Outstanding Female Scientist Prize

  • Contestant must have been involved in research and innovation activities in sub-Saharan Africa within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.
  • Contestants should have made a significant scientific contribution and built measurable impactful research capacity through training and mentorship for the future generation of researchers/scientists in Africa.
  • This prize is restricted to female scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and has no age restriction.

The Outstanding Research Team Prize

  • Contestants must be a consortium or group of partners who have achieved the goal of taking on EDCTP2 programme priority issues in poverty-related diseases.
  • In collaboration, the team has built effective and equitable South-North partnerships to answer the priority research questions and produced health-policy relevant deliverables, such as research data
    implemented into policy and practice, high impact publications and significant capacity building outputs at local research sites.
  • Contestants should be actively involved in research, capacity development and networking in subSaharan Africa and Europe with outstanding achievements and scientific and policy impact in their respective fields.

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize

  • The contestant should have made significant achievements in promoting Africa-Europe partnerships in global health research;
  • The contestant should have made unique contribution to promoting and facilitating the clinical development of products for poverty-related diseases;
  • The contestant should have attained achievements in advancing capacity development for health research in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • The contestant should have attained achievements in promoting international networking of researchers, policy makers, funders and donors on poverty-related diseases.

Application

  • The Prize contests will remain open until Thursday 16 April at 17:00 CET.
  • Applications must be submitted by the (lead) participant via prizes@edctp.org
  • Applications must be readable, accessible and printable. Incomplete applications may be considered inadmissible if essential elements are missing.
  • Prize winners will be announced at the Tenth EDCTP Forum
  • Joint applications by a group of participants are admitted. In this case, the participants must appoint a ‘lead participant’ to represent them. The participants will be jointly responsible and must all fulfil and respect the conditions set out in these Rules of Contest.
  • Applications must be submitted by the (lead) participant via prizes@edctp.org, unless otherwise specified.
  • Applications must be readable, accessible and printable. Incomplete applications may be considered inadmissible if essential elements are missing .

Nominations must be submitted on the appropriate form (see below) via prizes@edctp.org by Thursday 16 April 2020 at 17:00 CET.

Click each prize below for nomination form:

For more information, visit EDCTP Prizes.

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