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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 25/08/2017

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25 August 2017

Announcements and News

  • NERC appoints two new Science Board members – NERC News
  • Tackling drug resistance: Innovate UK announces UK-China funding competition -
  • Female leadership advances slowly in world's top universities – Times Higher Education
  • China, Africa, and US academia join hands to advance global health – The Lancet
  • Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering – BBC News
  • Banana crop study seeks to address Global Challenges – BBSRC News


  • GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries - Intention to Submit. Deadline 29 September
  • Health Systems Global (HSG) Media Fellowships Programme is offering six fellowships to journalists undertaking cutting edge news and reporting on health systems and health policy topics across the world. Deadline 30 September.
  • Royal Society Newton Mobility Grants (Brazil, Mexico and South Africa) programme for collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas partner countries which must result in the training and transferring knowledge as well as skills to help strengthen research capabilities of the overseas partner. Deadline 10 October
  • LIDC Interdisciplinary seed fund aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from two different Bloomsbury Colleges. Deadline 10 October
  • AHRC & The MRC Global Public Health: GCRF Partnership Awards Call 2. Deadline 26 October

 Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Universities are broke. So let’s cut the pointless admin and get back to teaching – The Guardian
  • ‘Superbugs’ found in Brazil’s urban waters – SciDevNet News
  • Lured by power, female extremists prove hardest to help - Reuters
  • Tania Ghosh