European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Prizes 2020


European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is now accepting nominations for its Prizes. There are four significant prizes total at €130,000. The prizes recognize outstanding individuals and research teams from Africa and Europe who have made significant impact in their fields.

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.

EDCTP intends to award four prestigious international prizes dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration. Prizes will be awarded in a ceremony at the tenth EDCTP Forum which will take place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 17-20 October 2021.


  • 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.


The four prestigious prizes are:

  • Scientific Leadership Prize – €10,000: 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.
  • Outstanding Female Scientist Prize – €20,000: Awarded to excellent world-class female scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and working in the remit of the EDCTP2 programme.
  • Outstanding Research Team Prize – €50,000: 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.
  • Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize – €50,000: This prize is named after Dr Pascoal Mocumbi, the first High Representative of EDCTP A, in special recognition of his significant contribution to the development of EDCTP as an international collaborative research partnership. It is to be awarded to senior scientists, policy-makers or advocates for health and research, from anywhere in the world.

How to Nominate for EDCTP Prizes.

Download the contest information. Nominations must be submitted on the appropriate form (see below) via by October 30, 2020 at 17:00 CET.


The deadline for the submission of nominations for the EDCTP prizes is 30th October, 2020.

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