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EDCTP Alumni Network overview


EDCTP-grant related scientific publications by EDCTP Alumni Fellows.


of these grants, EDCTP Alumni Fellows are involved as Principal Investigators.

€119.03 M

for 182 grants awarded to EDCTP Fellows Alumni by other funders (2003-2021)


current and past EDCTP Fellows have a provide in the EDCTP Alumni Network.

Top ten funders of EDCTP Alumni Fellows
Number of additional grants received by EDCTP Alumni Fellows

€1.68 M

€2.30 M

€3.67 M

€4.71 M

€6.07 M

€6.87 M

€7.67 M

€14.85 M

€23.62 M

€27 M

EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships, 11 fellows

By type

205 fellows

Clinical Research and Development Fellowships, 24 fellows

Career Development Fellowships, 125 fellows

Senior Fellowships,
45 fellows

Senior Fellowships Plus

Career Development Fellowships

Senior Fellowships

EDCTP-AREF Preparatory Fellowships

Clinical R&D 

to support 205 fellowships projects that focus on the career development of African scientists.

€44.48 M

Total funding

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EDCTP Fellowship programme in numbers

A further €110.47M for 246 grants was awarded to projects on non-intervention-specific topics.
*EDCTP grants only

By intervention

140 grants
€684.50 M
140 grants
€684.50 M

A further €58.01M for 153 grants was awarded to projects on non-disease-specific topics.
*EDCTP grants only
**EDCTP. grants only

By disease


EDCTP’s investment
 in research & development

In 431 projects awarded to date.

€814.30 M

Total funding

EDCTP African member countries participated in a survey to inform the development of a strategic policy plan for strengthening health research systems capacities of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This project is a joint initiative between EDCTP and WHO-TDR.

grant consortia were established through an EDCTP call to support health systems/service optimisation research capacities in cooperation with development assistant’. Two of these consortia received funding from international development cooperation
partners (SIDA and USAID).

private sector entities are involved in EDCTP projects. By end of 2018 , these organisations have received €49.42 M in grant value.

External partnerships

Increase interaction with other EU initiatives, including those linked to development assistance.

of the total EDCTP grant value is allocated to sub-Saharan African institutions (€186 million).

countries participate in EDCTP-funded activities: 36 sub-Saharan African countries and 16 European countries.

institutions are involved in EDCTP projects: 173 sub-Saharan African institutions and 106 European institutions.

sub-Saharan African countries are full members of the EDCTP Association. These members have contributed to a total of €1.21 million by end of 2018 through the Participating States’ Initiated Activities (PISIAs) – research activities within the scope of the EDCTP programme that are funded and implemented by one or more member countries.

External partnerships

Increase international cooperation with public
and private partners.

€121 M
the total cash received from the European Participating States to the EDCTP programme.

researchers from sub-Saharan Africa received funding from the ‘Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty launched in 2017. The call was supported through a partnership between Germany, Sweden and the UK.

European coordination

Improve coordination alignment and integration of
European National Programmes.

sub-Saharan African institutions in
28 countries participate in the EDCTP- supported Networks of Excellence: CANTAM (Central Africa), WANETAM (Western Africa), TESA (Southern Africa)
and EACCR (Eastern Africa).

trainees beneted from EDCTP project-related trainings and workshops on
topics such as study protocol, specimen collection, research and administration, Good Clinical Practice and epidemics

23.43 M
has been invested to support preparedness of 6 sub-Saharan African countries in the ght against Ebola

fellowships that focus on the career development of researchers.

30.40 M
is the total grant investment to support 39 projects to strengthen the enabling environment for clinical trials and research in sub-Saharan Africa.

sub-Saharan African countries have received EDCTP support for the establishment of functional regulatory systems and capacities for ethical review of clinical research.

Collaboration and capacity development

Increase cooperation 
with sub-Saharan Africa through capacity building for conducting clinical trials according to ethical principles and regulatory standards

Sub-Saharan Africa countries hosts recruitment sites of EDCTP-funded collaborative clinical studies.

of the large-scale clinical studies involve post-license (phase IV) studies with a view to inuencing health policies and practice and optimising the delivery of medical interventions for the wide-range of sub-Saharan health systems and diverse populations.

of studies target pregnant women and newborns. Other key populations are also involved in the studies, such as children (29; 36%) and adolescents
(35; 43 %).

86%(€487 M)
of the total EDCTP investment is into grants supporting 82 collaborative clinical studies and clinical trials.

are phase II and III trials of drugs and vaccines which aim to deliver key evidence on safety and ecacy. The phase 3 trials also aim to provide data to support product registration.

Medical interventions

New or improved medical interventions against
poverty-related infectious diseases.