External Opportunities

The following external funding calls may be of interest to BactiVac members and we also flag these opportunities on our Twitter feed.

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Funding Opportunities

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HIC-Vac Training grants of up to £5000 are available to help HIC-Vac members pursue training opportunities that will contribute to their continued professional development. This can include (but is not limited to):attending courses or workshops; laboratory exchange/work shadowing; attending an international conference to present a talk. They particularly welcome applications from early career researchers, or those based in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) / wishing to undertake training in an LMIC.
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MRC Health systems research initiative call 8. This call welcomes applications that address a challenge faced by health systems. Proposals must situate this challenge within an understanding of the broader health system linkages and describe how and why findings have the potential to improve the health of people living in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Projects can be up to five years duration.
19 January 2021 16:00 UK time

Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences. UKRI invites applications for individuals wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part-time) on secondment. Both the individuals and the proposals can come from any discipline. But either the seconding or receiving organisation must be a business within the biomedical sciences sector. The secondee can be at any career stage. Within academic institutions UKRI will consider postdoctoral researchers, if they have permission of their supervisor or department to apply. For more information, or to apply, visit the call webpage.
21 January 2021 16:00 GMT

 

MRC Joint Global Health Trials: Call 11. This scheme seeks to support research that addresses the health problems affecting low and middle income countries (LMICs) by funding definitive trials that are likely to produce implementable and generalisable results to change policy and practice. This call is open to and particularly encourages applicants to apply from eligible research institutions based in LMICs as well as the UK.
4 February 2021 16:00 GMT

 

VALIDATE Network Training grants of up to £3000 are available to help VALIDATE Associates (post-doctoral researchers) take advantage of training opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. This can include (but is not limited to): attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchanges, and work shadowing. Attendance at an international conference to present a talk or poster is also eligible for LMIC members only. They particularly welcome applications from researchers based in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
18 February 2021