26 January, 2018
Announcements and News
- Matthew Rycroft joins DFID as the new Permanent Secretary – gov.uk
- Science Minister Sam Gyimah announces the launch of the UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap – gov.uk
- BEIS has announced £70m to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of new medicines, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – gov.uk
- BEIS, DfE & DExEU stakeholder working group has been formed as a forum for government and representatives of the universities, science, research and innovation communities to discuss issues of common interest in approaching the UK’s exit from the EU – gov.uk
- IPCC & BEIS call for experts to review Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. Apply by 16 February – gov.uk
- ESPRC-funded Faraday Institute announces £42 million for research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle revolution – EPSRC
- BBSRC-funded study has identified genes encoding a previously undiscovered version of the deadly toxin, botulinum neurotoxin, in bacteria from a cow’s gut – BBSRC
- DFID has published its digital strategy, which has the aim of having a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people – gov.uk
- Cabinet Office and NERC High Level Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, to address how policymakers in the resilience and national security fields can draw on science. Deadline 6 February.
- BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition, recognising and rewarding individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research. Deadline: 7 February.
- MRC Pre-call announcement for the UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative. Deadline: 8 February.
- Royal Academy of Engineering UK-China Urban Flooding Research Impact Programme. Deadline: 8 February.
- AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre Call. Deadline: 8 February.
Reports and events
- ODI Do adolescent girls benefit from social enterprises?
- The Lancet The peril and promise of traffic
- GCRF Global Engagement Event in Nairobi on 31 January – 2 February.
- UCL How to Build an Impactful Business Model: Solving Global Challenges through Local Entrepreneurial Action. 3 seminar sessions: 3, 10 & 17 February in London.
- Royal Society of Medicine HiAP 2018 – A Strategy for Improving Population Health on 6 February in London.
- AIDF Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa – online on 7 February.
- ATPS Trilateral Workshop: Air pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities: sources, evolution and impacts, in Nairobi, 16 – 20 April.
- NERC & Houses of Parliament Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Fellowships for three months to PhD students from the NERC funded Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) and SCENARIO DTPs. Deadline: 28 January.
- Earlham Institute GROW ColombiaProgramme Manager. Deadline: 16 February.
- Africa Health Research Institute Chief Operations Officer. Deadline: 28 February.
Other news and interesting links
- Davos 2018: top universities ‘boost innovation more than nations’ – Times Higher Education
- First monkey clones created in Chinese laboratory – BBC
- Two per cent of African patients die from surgery compared with the global average of one per cent – SciDevNet
- Sound waves ‘can help’ early tsunami detection – BBC