9 November, 2017
Announcements and News
Priti Patel has resigned as Secretary of State for International Development. Penny Mordaunt has replaced her as the new Secretary of State – bbc.co.uk
- International Development Committee is launching an inquiry into the definition and administration of ODA, and is accepting written submissions – parliament.uk
- Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development, with this year’s theme of Science for Global Understanding – UN
- WHO changes guidance on averting maternal deaths after WOMAN trial results – Wellcome Trust
- EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards winners announced, with grants to address long-term health challenges through the development of innovative healthcare technologies – EPSRC
- MRC-funded scientists gain licence to edit genes in human embryos in the UK – MRC
- MRC study shows body clock causes wounds sustained at night to heal more slowly – MRC
- NERC and RSE Enterprise Fellowships to researchers and innovators who have promising business ideas.Deadline: 23 November
- Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards in Science to enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Deadline: 27 November
- Wellcome Trust Intermediate and Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.Deadlines: 27 November
- AHRC EqUIP call for collaborative research on sustainability, equity, wellbeing and cultural connections.Deadline: 30 November
- Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Deadline: 30 November
- MRC is looking to appoint 12 council members for the newly formed UKRI. Deadline: 13 November.
- Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)is recruiting for a Research Officer. Deadline: 18 November.
- Please get in touch if you have any science for development-specific roles you wish to advertise for in the newsletter.
Reports and events
- FAPESP: Rapid antigen tests for dengue virus serotypes and Zika virus in patient serum tells Zika and Dengue infections apart
- Development Horizons: The 2017 Global Nutrition Report – Nourishing the SDGs, reflections by Laurence Haddad, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
- Aid Data: Realizing Agenda 2030 – Not just more, but better financing needed to succeed
- Climate Focus report shows climate finance, while efficient in sectors such as renewable energy, is not effective in protecting increasingly threatened forests or the rights of their inhabitants.
- IIED Delivering Money Where It Matters: effective climate action through predictable local climate finance, in Bonn, 13 November as part of UNFCCC COP23.
- LIDC Evaluation for Development Programme, in London, 13-17 November.
- Westminster Higher Education Forum, Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, in London, 14 November.
- NERC Free Impact training for NERC-funded researchers, ‘Fast Track the Impact of your research’, in Newcastle, 30 November.
- DFID Strengthening the Use of Evidence for Development Impact, in London, 1 December.
Other news and interesting links
- Six highlights from the DAC’s high-level meeting on aid rules – Bond.
- Shortlist of 25 films announced for the AHRC Research in Film Awards – all are available to watch here.
- ‘How thinking like a scientist has helped me as an artist’ in the Science as Art exhibition led by AHRC and RCUK in Shanghai, China – AHRC.
- Seven trailblazing women in science from around the world – BBC.
- Working together after Brexit: why and how Germany, the EU and the UK can continue to collaborate on international development – Simon Maxwell.