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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 18/08/2017

Staff members of DINEPA (the National Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation) test water for chlorination at a private residence in the city of Mirebalais, Haiti. With the support of the CDC, the office is both testing water quality in Haiti and mapping existing water sources for future use.
18 August 2017

Announcements and News

  • UK offering assistance to those affected by Sierra Leone mudslides - DFID News
  • Professor Duncan Wingham appointed as Executive Chair Designate of NERC – NERC News
  • Danny Truell to become Emeritus Partner of Wellcome Investments – Wellcome Trust News
  • Second round of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund engagement begins – RCUK News
  • Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age old disease – BBSRC News
  • NERC requests ideas from both researchers and those who use environmental science research – NERC News
  • Brexit threatens to upend centuries of great British innovation – NZ Herald 


  • The MRC/ESRC/SAMRC workshop on mental health for UK researchers to meet researchers from South African institutions and explore opportunities for research collaboration. Deadline: 20 August
  • The Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences request applications for the Newton Advanced Fellowship. The call is open to international researchers from Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa. Deadline: 5 September
  • Newton Fund Vietnam: Call for applications for 2017 Leaders in Innovation Fellowships programme. Deadline 14 September
  • IDRC/CRDI Call for EoIs Strengthening engineering research and training in Africa for industrial research hubs in West & Central Africa and rethinking the engineering ‘ecosystem’ in sub-Saharan Africa . Deadline: 24 September
  • Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Awards are available for collaborations between researchers in the UK and those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Deadline 17 October.
  • British Council Newton Fund Researcher Links – Biodiversity Travel Grants (Latin America). Deadline: 13 October 

Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Tania Ghosh