Call for Applications for the TAGENDI PhD fellowship program



1. Background

TESA Addressing Gender and Diversity Regional Gaps in Clinical Research Capacity (TAGENDI) the PhD fellowship program, is inviting applications for Doctoral Fellowships funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The purpose of this call is to contribute to the reduction of the gender and diversity gaps by training female PhD candidates from participating TESA member African countries or institutions which include South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe in collaboration with European country partner institutions from the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and France. Participating institutions in the different African countries are listed on the TESA website (https://tesanoe.net).


2. Training Program

The training program is designed to address existing gender imbalance within clinical research in Africa. Using established internal and external TESA partnerships th, the TAGENDI PhD Fellowship program will award up to seven PhD fellowships to female applicants based on merit following an established and transparent selection process.


Successful female candidates will carry out their studies after registering with any of the following universities within the network or any other university if justified:

  • University of Cape Town

  • University of Zimbabwe

  • Stellenbosch University

  • Amsterdam Institute of Global Health Development

  • University of Barcelona and ISGLobal

  • University of Namibia

  • University of Malawi

  • University of Botswana and

  • University of Zambia

The training will focus on under-served health research disciplines including:

  • Epidemic preparedness

  • Health Economics (Impact) Biostatistics

  • Computational research

  • Bioinformatics