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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 31/03/2017

Lung - miliary tuberculosis - Yale Rosen
31 March 2017

Announcements and News

  • Government triggers Article 50 and starts the process of leaving the EU – gov.uk
  • The Prime Minister speaks to DFID staff in East Kilbride on how the UK works together to improve the lives of people around the world – gov.uk
  • The International Development Committee encourage the Secretary of State to tell the positive story of UK aid – parliament.uk
  • RCUK launches reports detailing the impacts of a collective investment of £3.4Bn in 2015/16 – RCUK News
  • Professor Andrew Thompson appointed as Chief Executive of AHRCAHRC News
  • A cutting-edge technique developed by Wellcome-funded researchers in Oxford means that tuberculosis (TB) can now be diagnosed much faster and more accurately – Wellcome

Funding

  • ESRC, Department of Biotechnology in India, DFID and MRC invite proposals for global health research addressing the health needs of women and children globally. Deadline: 12 April 2017
  • EMBO Installation Grants support early-career scientists establishing independent laboratories in one of five participating EMBC Members States that fund their respective grantees. Deadline: 15 April 2017
  • AHRC Research Networking Scheme Highlight Notice for International Development. Deadline: 25 April 2017
  • RCUK and the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation invite collaborative research proposals in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP that may cut across national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. Deadline: ongoing until 31 December 2020
  • EPSRC Overseas Travel Grants 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

  • New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa – Scidev.net
  • World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa – The World Bank
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce open-access publishing venture – Medium.com
  • Annelise Andersen