Wellcome have launched an exciting opportunity for an African-lead team to develop ambitious plans for a multi-country population-based research platform.

Scoping work identified the need to develop an African-led network of longitudinal population studies to leverage resources, infrastructure and expertise in the continent. This commission will support the formative phase of this African Population Cohort Consortium (APCC).

The aims of this phase are to refine the scope of the consortium and to make this ambitious vision a reality. The outcome will be a blueprint for activities to include developing detailed specifications, protocols and research plans that can be used to establish the consortium successfully as well as establishing ongoing community relationships. 

The request for proposals is available in Enligish [PDF 429KB], French [PDF 452KB] or Portuguese [PDF 419KB].

Key dates
• Information Webinars:
o 15 April 2021, 15:00-16:30 British Summer Time (BST)
o 21 April 2021, 10:30-12:00 BST
• Expressions of Interest deadline: 14 May 2021, 16:00 BST
• RFP Full proposal deadline (invited applicants only): 12 August 2021, 16:00 BST

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