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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 15/09/2017

13 September 2017

Announcements and News

  • UKCDS is recruiting for an Executive Chair, deadline: 27 September   
  • Tania, UKCDS Communications Manager blogs about storytelling in research at last week’s Comms forum (held in partnership with LIDC) - UKCDS
  • HEFCE has opened job applications for sub-panel chairs for the Research Excellence Framework 2021, deadline: 11 October - HECFE
  • The British Council has a systems analysis job opportunity for leading and established researchers (UK-South Africa) – British Council


  • Newton Funding Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, SE Asia region. Deadlines vary: 19 and 20 Sept. See full details for each here.
  • IDRC Strengthening engineering research and training in Africa by developing and implementing novel ways of delivering quality, relevant training and research in engineering and applied science fields. Deadline: 24 September
  • MRC, Newton Fund and CONFAP Call for Proposals on Health Systems Research Networks to improve health policy and systems for vulnerable communities in Brazil. Deadline: 26 September
  • NERC, DFID and ESRC invite proposals toaddressbuilding resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments. Deadline: 26 September
  • Innovate UK UK-Guangdong urban innovation challenge 2017. Deadline: 27 September

Reports and events

  • ODI  report on the ‘DFID at 20’ event, providing analysis of DFID’s development agenda over the past 20 years
  • The Economist/UN Foundation white paper on Meeting the SDGs: A Global Movement Gains Momentum.
  • Bond Theory of change essentials seminar in London on 18 September.
  • RSC 2017 Africa Congress on Sustainable Agriculture, in Ghana on 7-9 November. Deadline for applications 24 September.
  • Wellcome Trust lecture on Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health in London on 13 Nov.
  • IHRR, DDN and DwD Conference on The Impact of Hazard, Risk and Disasters on Societies at Durham University on 19th – 22nd September

Other news and interesting links


  • Emma Rosen