16 March, 2018
Announcements and News
- DFID & DHSC published the HMG response to ICAI recommendations on the UK aid response to global health threats – gov.uk
- Wellcome Trust, PHE & Aga Khan University scientists have uncovered the genetic structure of a strain of the bacteria that causes ‘typhoid superbug’ in Pakistan, which is resistant to five classes of antibiotics – Wellcome Trust
- MRC, BBSRC, ESRC & NERC funded scientists showing how natural, physical and social may be inadvertently altering the patterns of disease spread – MRC
- BBSRC and Wellcome Trust funded research proves that placenta defects are a factor in prenatal deaths – BBSRC
- MRC secures £40m for new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) building – MRC
- AHRC & Wellcome Trust launches Health Humanities Medal to celebrate projects improving health and wellbeing – AHRC
Latest from the UKCDS Blog
With the first ever Research Fairness Initiative report published by the World Health Organisation’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in February 2018, what’s next for the RFI?
- RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence Programme. Deadline: 23 March.
- EPSRC Nuclear Consortia Follow-on Funding. Deadline: 5April.
- EPSRC Engineering Early Career Forum Call. Deadline: 4 April.
- African Academy for Sciences has launched two mobility grants to increase collaboration among African and Indian researchers – Wellcome Trust
- BBSRC International Travel Award Scheme. Ongoing, apply six weeks before travel.
- DHSC Fleming Fund Regional Grants Launched to improve the collection, analysis and publication of historical and current data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial usage (AMU) across Africa and Asia.
Reports and Events
- EPSRC published its annual impact report for 2016/17.
- ODI: The role of scientific evidence during the 2015 Nepal earthquake relief efforts
- International Development Committee: Bangladesh and Burma: the Rohingya crisis
- Bond Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals, in London on 26 – 27 March.
- University of Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) Series, in Cambridge on 27 – 29 March.
- Bees For Development Symposium on Research in Beekeeping and Sustainable Development in Reading, 28 – 29 March.
Other News and Interesting Links