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!
- GCRF and ESRC call for research into new social and cultural insights in mental, neurological and substance use disorders in developing countries. Deadline: 11 January.
- GCRF and ESRC research into how new models of economic development can help address the development challenges reflected in the UN’s Agenda 2030. Deadline: 11 January.
Reports and events
- WHO: World Malaria Report
- NERC: 2018 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation & Biological Diversity
- The Lancet: Health in India – the first comprehensive analysis of health reveals vast inequalities between states.
- IDS: Theories of Change for Promoting Empowerment and Accountability in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings
- UCL Public Policy Panel discussion: Does the UK do too much research? 13 December in London.
- Global Development Network call for sessions and participation for the 18th Annual Global Development Conference (‘Science, Technology and Innovation for Development’ on 22-23 March 2018 in New Delhi) closes on 31 December.
- University of Reading and JNCASR India-UK Workshop on Thermoelectric Materials for Waste-Heat Harvesting, 8-10 January in Bangalore.
- LSE Infectious Disease Outbreak Response: Mind the rights gaps, 8 January in London.
- IIASA applications close 11 January for the Young Scientists Summer Program, in Austria 1 June – 31 August 2018.
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