BactiVac Online: Training Courses 2021
BactiVac Online Training Courses in 'Communicating to Non-Specialist Audiences' and 'Advocacy and Communications' will be delivered this November 2021. Places for our online courses are available for BactiVac Network members only, and are allocated via a competitive process. To ensure the safety and accessibility of courses for all participants, courses will be delivered online through Zoom.
Applications are now open for our 2021 training courses.
Communicating to Non-Specialist Audiences – 16 & 18 November 2021, 13:00 – 16:30 hours (UK Time)
This course is aimed at researchers at all career levels who are interested in sharing their work with a broader audience outside of research and academia. No previous experience in non-specialist communications is required. This course invites participants from around the globe to explore the fundamentals of communicating to stakeholders outside of research and academia by transforming complex ideas into accessible and engaging narratives.
Advocacy and Communications – 23 & 25 November 2021, 13:00 – 16:30 hours (UK Time)
This course is aimed at researchers who are experienced in a given research field (e.g., Postdoctoral Researchers, Group Leaders) and want to influence policymaking at the regional, national or international level. Some knowledge/understanding of the current policies and challenges in one’s field is required. This course will cover the essentials of advocacy and how to communicate a message clearly and concisely to powerful stakeholders.
How To Apply
Applications open 6 September 2021, and will close at 23:59 hours (UK Time) 3 October 2021.
Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome between 21 & 22 October 2021.
Applicants will need to be a member of the Network to be eligible to apply.
To download your application form, find out more about the application process and the courses on offer, visit our BactiVac Online Training Courses webpage.
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BactiVac catalyst funding
Catalyst funding is available to support training opportunities and exchanges, prioritising those involving LMIC members and academic/industrial partners, for the transfer of knowledge and skills in bacterial vaccinology.
Up to £6,000 per award is available and each training visit is expected to be up to three months in duration.
The aim of this funding scheme will be to support members to train in vaccine research and development (R&D), targeting the main preclinical to clinical area of focus for BactiVac.
This scheme will be run up to August 2021. Successful applications could include ones that:
- Offer opportunities for both UK and LMIC members to undertake a bilateral exchange, to foster reciprocal relationships between BactiVac members.
- Address key skills gaps within an LMIC, academic or industrial partners’ institution.
How to apply
The call for applications is an open call, you can apply at any time. We will aim to have a decision back to you within three months of application being submitted. Please submit your application form and associated documents to the BactiVac Admin Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will need to be members of the Network to be eligible to apply. The allocation of funding will be decided by the Network Operations Management Group (NOMG) and findings reported at the Annual Network Meetings.
Follow us @BactiVac using the hashtag #BactiVacFunding. You can also download BactiVac Catalyst Training flyer to circulate and/or display within your organisation.
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