Deadline:

28 February 2020 17:00 (GMT)

Location:

(Germany, Switzerland,  Brazil,  Belgium, USA, Madagascar,  South Korea,  Luxembourg, South Africa, Spain,  United Kingdom)

(Fully Funded)

*Location depends on the speciality.

Description

TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowships

TDR provides fellowships for early- to mid-career researchers and clinical trial staff (e.g. clinicians, pharmacists, medical statisticians, data managers, other health researchers) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to learn how to conduct clinical trials. Successful applicants are placed for 12 months in host training organizations (pharmaceutical companies, product development partnerships (PDPs) or research organizations) and then receive a reintegration plan for 12 months at their home institution.

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Researchers and clinical trial staff from LMICs involved in clinical research projects have limited opportunities to gain experience and develop skills for conducting clinical trials outside of an academic or public sector setting. As a result, only a few manage to assume leadership roles in clinical research on poverty-related and Neglected Infectious Diseases (NIDs).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Clinicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical statisticians
  • Data managers
  • Other health researchers

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

2 years.

  • Placements at host training organizations are for a period of 12 months followed by a reintegration period of 12 months in their home institution.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

At the deadline for submission of applications, the fellow should:

  • Be a postgraduate (MSc or PhD) or medical/pharmacy graduate conducting clinical research activities in the scope of TDR.
  • Have obtained the first degree within 15 years of submission of the application.
  • Have been a researcher or clinical staff member employed for the last 12 months in an institution with a registered legal entity in LMIC conducting clinical research activities in the scope of TDR.
  • Must be a national or citizen of, and resident in, a LMIC.
  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The grant covers:
    1. 
    One economy class return air ticket (home – host training organization – home).
    2. A monthly stipend of approximately US$ 4000.
    3. A one-time allowance of US$ 1500 for educational support materials.
    4. Health insurance and support to attend relevant meetings during the course of the fellowship, up to a maximum amount of US$ 3000,
    5. Access to an alumni website and to the Professional Membership Scheme for clinical trialists website.
    6. A break at 6 months of fellowship may be offered to the fellow to return to their home institution to present to their peers the acquired training and scientific progress made.
    7. The grant also includes provisional funds for reintegration, conditional upon the approval of a progress report and reintegration plan.

How to Apply

First Step: Please send the completed application form in electronic format (Word or PDF only) to cdftdr@who.int.

Second Step: The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • An endorsement from the Director of the applicant’s home institution
    1.
    Testifying the ability of the applicant to successfully undertake the training proposed and certifying that the applicant,
    2. If selected, will be supported as a leave of absence.
    3. The Director has also to indicate how the proposed training will strengthen the institution’s capability, to conduct clinical research upon return of the fellow.
  • A letter of recommendation from two senior scientists/professors
    1. That includes their full name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Please scan and include these with the application.

 

For questions related to this funding scheme, please contact Dr Pascal Launois

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This Scholarship Published by:
Nedaa Megahed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ghada Raafat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team