External Opportunities

The following external funding calls and job vacancies may be of interest to BactiVac members and we also flag these on our 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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MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme. Apply for funding to develop and test novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics and other interventions. You can apply for academically-led translational projects that aim to either:

  • improve prevention, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of significant health needs including vaccines for infectious or non-infectious disease
  • develop research tools that increase the efficiency of developing interventions

22 March 2023 16:00 GMT


Wellcome Discovery research funding. Wellcome offer researchers from different backgrounds the resources they need to take on big questions and overcome barriers to progress by funding ambitious, curiosity-driven research across a range of academic disciplines. Funding is available across the three Discovery Research awards:

  • Early-career
  • Mid-career
  • Established researcher

Next Discovery Research funding deadlines:

  • Career Development Awards: 4 April
  • Discovery Awards: 11 April
  • Early-Career Awards: 18 May


External Events


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WORLD VACCINE CONGRESS WASHINGTON - The Most Important Vaccine Event of The Year

The World Vaccine Congress is the largest, most established meeting dedicated to vaccines. From basic research to commercial manufacture, this one meeting covers the whole vaccine value chain. With hundreds of speakers and thousands of attendees providing unlimited networking opportunities.

If you are involved in vaccines or new to it because of the pandemic, this is the most important meeting you will be part of.

Uniting vaccine experts – sharing ground-breaking knowledge – tackling the pandemic.

April 3 2023 - Pre-Congress Workshops 

April 4 - 6 2023 - Main Congress Days 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

A Vaccine Meeting That’s Changing The Industry

The World Vaccine Congress is an award-winning series of conferences and exhibitions that have grown to become the largest and most established vaccine meetings of their kind across the globe.

Now in its 24th annual edition, the World Vaccine Congress Europe will continue to bring experts from the whole value chain under one roof, where you get to meet decision makers and listen to KOL’s in the areas that are most applicable for your business offering.

Clinical Development  •  Bioprocessing & Manufacturing  •  Cancer Immunotherapy  •  Respiratory & Infectious Disease  •  Immune Profiling  •  Vaccine Safety  •  Vaccine Partnerships  •  One Health  •  Vaccine Supply & Logistics •  Biodefense  •  AMR


16 October 2023 | Pre-Congress Workshops

17 - 19 October 2023 | Main Congress Days

Fira De Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain

Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) conference

The FIS is the largest UK-hosted, international infection conference. It is a must-attend event for anyone working in infection prevention and control, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and biomedical science.

In 2023, FIS will be hosted by the Microbiology Society. The three-day, extensive programme will include a comprehensive number of sessions, plenary lectures, debates, clinical cases and networking opportunities. Join us on 14–15 November in Edinburgh and one day for an online meeting (date to be confirmed). The draft programme will be published in spring 2023.

14–15 November in Edinburgh followed by a one-day online meeting (date to be confirmed).


Job Vacancies

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