What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 01/12/2017

1 December, 2017

Announcements and News

  • UKCDS has announced Dr Marta Tufet as the newly appointed Executive Director – UKCDS
  • BEIS launched new Industrial Strategy, with large investments in R&D and sector deals in life sciences – gov.uk
  • RCUK has published its early reflections on the FP9, which will replace Horizon2020 – RCUK
  • MRC-led survey found that the number of awards for clinical academics at early career stages has doubled in the UK since 2009 – MRC
  • ESRC has announced two new appointments to the UK in a Changing Europe and the Governance after Brexit programmes – ESRC
  • EPSRC has awarded a £7million funding boost to the SuperSTEM Laboratory for super-powerful microscope materials research – EPSRC
  • The Global Fund has announced the appointment of Peter Sands as Executive Director –  The Global Fund


Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Ebola virus disease vaccination: assessing the safety and feasibility of a rapid response ring vaccination strategy in rural settings – The Lancet
  • The new REF rules could end game-playing, but only if we let them – Times Higher Education
  • Compensation off the table at COP climate talks – SciDevNet
  • Parliament issues a bold call to DFID to prioritise education – Bond
  • Can the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark blaze a new trail? – The Lancet

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