External Opportunities

The following external funding calls and job vacancies may be of interest to BactiVac members and we also flag these on our X (Twitter) feed. Whilst all efforts are made to ensure the following information is accurate, we would encourage you to review original listing on relevant organisation's website.

If you would like to add a relevant funding or job opportunity to this webpage, please contact us at bactivac@contacts.bham.ac.uk

External Funding

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UKRI-Southeast Asia collaboration on infectious diseases. Apply for funding to collaborate with partners in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore on infectious diseases with antimicrobial resistance and epidemics potential. Research teams must include at least one UK and one Southeast Asia research organisation to apply for this opportunity. As this funding will be provided through the International Science Partnership Fund Official Development Assistance budget, all applications must include at least one researcher based in a low or middle income country (LMIC).
30 May 2024, 16:00 UK time


MRC Applied global health research: stage one. MRC are looking to develop a portfolio of high-quality global research which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity. MRC will accept applications of all sizes, including large research projects and small to medium-scale applications.They encourage applications from project leads based in:

  • low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • UK, working in equitable partnership with LMIC researchers.
13 June 2024, 16:00 UK time


NIHR Global Advanced Fellowships - Round 1. The Global Advanced Fellowship is a mid-career postdoctoral award. The scheme will create a career pathway for Global Health researchers from the UK and low and middle income countries to become research leaders. This £750,000 award will fund research projects, training and development, and institutional capacity strengthening. The programme funds researchers undertaking research that aims to specifically and primarily benefit people in LMICs eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).
11 July 2024


Wellcome Career Development Awards. This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. You must aim to make a key contribution to your field by generating significant shifts in understanding and/or developing methodologies, conceptual frameworks, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research.
25 July 2024, 17:00 UK time

Wellcome Discovery Awards. This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas. Your research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with our funding remit.

30 July 2024, 17:00 UK time


External Events


Date, location


UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference 2024This event brings together experts in the infection and vaccination community. This event will showcase the outstanding work of the UK clinical vaccine community and facilitate future collaboration.

12 - 13 June 2024 in Birmingham, UK

VALIDATE 6th Annual Meeting 2024

The meeting will comprise:

  • Monday 15 July: ECR workshop
  • Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 July: Annual Meeting
  • Thursday 18 & Friday 19 July: closed workshop (invite only)

The Annual Meeting will, as usual, include research talks, a poster session, and time for networking between members. More details will follow, and registration will open soon, but do save the date in your diaries. 

15 - 19 July 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand


The 2nd International Conference on Microbiology and One Health (MOH-VN 2024). The primary goal of the conference is to provide an international forum for leading academic scientists, researchers, medical doctors, and scholars from around the world to discuss microbiology topics, mainly focusing on One Health. The comprehensive scientific program of the conference includes plenary talks, keynote talks, and oral and poster sessions where researchers worldwide will present and discuss the latest results.

11 - 14 August 2024 in Quy Nhon City, Vietnam

6th European Congress on Infectious Diseases. The theme of this conference is “ Defeating the Invisible Foe : Advancing Infectious Disease Control and Research”. It will bring global scientists/ researchers and business professionals to one platform. Infectious Diseases Conference includes the series of B2B & B2C meetings, Oral Talks, Poster Presentations, and Workshops & Exhibitions by Industries, Academicians, Professors, and Young Forum Researchers & Students.

3 - 4 October 2024 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) Conference 2024 will be hosted in partnership with the Biotechnology Center at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on 9 and 10 November. This conference will serve as a unique opportunity for the global veterinary vaccinology community to come together, share knowledge and foster international collaborations that are essential for the development of vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs). 
9 - 10 November 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Job Vacancies

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