What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 08/12/2017

8 December, 2017

Announcements and News

  • DFID has published the tailored review of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) – gov.uk
  • BEIS and DH have announced a new sector deal between life sciences and the Government, with research as a central focus – gov.uk
  • FCO has published its areas of research interests 2017 to 2018, which sets out geographical and thematic research areas relating to the FCO’s plan and vision – gov.uk
  • UKRI to take responsibility for GCRF and Newton Fund – Research Professional
  • BBSRC, EPRC, EPSRC and MRC funded projects have won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – RCUK
  • Wellcome Trust has announced its commitment of £6m to translational partnerships with the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester, Imperial College and Oxford – Wellcome Trust
  • EPSRC was allocated more than £11m by Science Minister Jo Johnson for three Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRCs) – EPSRC
  • Wellcome Trust has issued a joint statement with seven other organisations to call government to ensure post-Brexit immigration rules will allow the UK to continue to recruit highly trained technical staff – Wellcome Trust
  • UKCDS weekly newsletter is taking a Christmas break, we will be back in your Friday inbox again from 5th January. Please get in touch if you have anything you’d like included in next year’s newsletters. Happy Holidays!




Reports and events


Other news and interesting links

  • BBSRC’s Innovator of the Year 2018 competition accepting applications – BBSRC
  • In acknowledgement of World AIDS Day today, this is one way that women in Mozambique are trying to stop the spread of HIV – Mosaic
  • How to engage a development-cynical audience: insights from Daily Mail readers – Bond
  • Shocks, stress, and choice: How can we develop a more resilient food system? – Global Food Security
  • Where are we in the fight against climate change? An update from COP23 – UNSDSN
  • UNICEF tackling ‘disconnect’ between activities and the evidence behind them with new tool – SciDevNet

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