Making science work for development

What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 20/10/2017

Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders
19 October 2017

Announcements and News

  • The Newton Prize shortlist has been announced, featuring five MRC-supported projects, two BBSRC-supported projects, and ones supported by EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC - RCUK
  • Brexit: Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit ahead of a key summit of European leaders - BBC
  • DFID announced capital increase to CDC, to deliver increased development impact in Africa and South Asia, and sets out the UK’s commitment to jobs and prosperity in the world’s poorest countries – gov.uk
  • DFID sets out the government’s Humanitarian Reform Policy – gov.uk  
  • WHO launches new leadership and new priorities – The Lancet

Funding

Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • From Loki to lipids: Using modern biology to discover Viking culture - BBSRC
  • Foreign aid money spent on cutting smoking rates among workers in China - The Telegraph
  • Is Brexit an opportunity to rethink our food system? [includes videos] - IDS
  • Is cancer control in poor countries too high-tech? - SciDevNet
  • Emma Rosen