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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 07/04/2017

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7 April 2017

Announcements and News

  • MRCEPSRC and BBSRC commit to deliver a further £17m over five years to the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform – MRC
  • UK Energy Research Centre awarded £1.5m by EPSRC to establish a Networking Fund for the Energy Research Community – UKERC
  • International Development Secretary announces a new partnership to generate business investment in developing countries –
  • Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust gives Director’s update: what science needs from the Brexit settlement – Wellcome
  • Prime Minister Theresa May dedicates £1bn in aid money for Syrian refugees and host countries –
  • The Scottish Government and Government of California sign a joint agreement committing to work together to tackle climate change –


  • The Mexican Academy of Sciences (MAS), Newton International Collaboration Programme and the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) invite candidates to submit applications for Short-term Mobility GrantsDeadline: 25 April 2017
  • The European Commission invites proposals for the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme between 4 – 6 African HEI partners and one technical partner from the EU. Deadline: 02 May 2017
  • NERC invite proposals for Pump Priming and Pump Priming Plus grants to its International Opportunities Fund. Deadline: 06 June 2017
  • The Newton Fund is offering Institutional Link grants to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. Deadline: 13 June 2017
  • Applications open for EPSRC Overseas Travel Grants to provide funding for international travel and subsistence to study new techniques at recognised centres outside the UK, and for travel to start or develop international collaborations. Deadline: ongoing

Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • How the genomics revolution could finally help Africa – Nature
  • Feeding 1.64 billion by 2050: moderate changes in Indian diets could benefit both health and the environment – LSHTM
  • New US-UK partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance (CARB-X) – Wellcome  
  • Annelise Andersen