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Call for TRANSVAC courses

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The fourth call is open from 1 April 2019 – 1st May 2019. It covers 3 modules: M6 – CyTOF (Cytometry by time‐of‐flight) conducted at CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France (19-20 September 2019) M7 – Flow Cytometry organized  also by CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France (18-19 September 2019) M9 – Key considerations and best practices for viral vaccine process development, scale-up and implementation at manufacturing scale including single use technologies, organized by VFI together with Merck at  Merck/M Lab permises in Molsheim, France (10-11 September 2019) The courses are offered free of charge. However selected applicants will have […]

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PhD of Global Studies

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The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Global Studies from June 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years.    The PhD-scholarship is based on a collaboration between Roskilde University, Denmark, the National Veterinary Institute, Sweden and Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy . The PhD aims to assess drivers and constraints for institutionalisation of a sustainable One Health community. […]

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Phd graduate fellowship incentivizing food safety

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The International Livestock Research Institute ILRI in collaboration with BMGF/DFID seeks to recruit a PhD Graduate Fellow to undertake research in Urban Food Markets in Africa. The fellowship will be situated within an ILRI-led project and the successful candidate will be admitted at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The project uses risk-based approaches and generates evidence on the burden of foodborne diseases (FBD) and management options that are feasible for improved supply chain management in poultry and vegetables value chains. It develops […]

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WACCBIP 2019: Registration and call for Abstract

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Registration and abstract submission for the 2019 WACCBIP Research Conference, which will be held from July 24-26, 2019, is now open. The WACCBIP Research Conference is a platform for all our fellows to present their research and obtain feedback from the wider WACCBIP faculty. To register and submit your abstract for the conference please visit: http://www.waccbip.org/waccbip-research-conference-2019/ Deadline: May 19th ,2019

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Call for infectious diseases

Institution: Durban, South Africa

This call is open to early career researchers who are based in Africa. Applicants should meet the following criteria to participate: 1.    Be resident in Africa; 2.    Be early career researchers (those undertaking PhD or a Postdoctoral Fellowship); 3.    Be under the age of forty (40); 4.    Have research experience associated with infectious diseases. SEE SUB-THEMES IN COURSE DOCUMENTS; 5.    Commit to be present and actively engage for the duration of the symposium; 6.    Submission of an abstract that will […]

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Apply now for a grant of up to £5,000

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The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has opened a small grants programme for submissions for 2019. This grants for early career researchers of up to £5,000 are open to people working in all sectors and of all nationalities, based anywhere in the world. The purpose of the grants is to enable early career researchers and professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork. This could be as […]

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Genomics and Modelling to the Control of Virus Pathogens Fellowships

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GeMVi is looking to recruit East African Research Fellows to undertake short term public health oriented projects of relevance to the East African setting.  The fellowships will present an excellent opportunity for the Fellows to enhance their skills and work with leading experts in the fields of pathogen sequencing, bioinformatics, predictive modelling and health economics.   Funds are available for 20 Research Fellowships each averaging 4-5 months with a maximum duration of 9 months.  Fellowships will be available to Scientists […]

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Applications for Master’s programmes under the World Bank African Centre’s of Excellence (ACE)

Institution: Ghana

The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana is accepting applications for Master’s programmes under the World Bank African Centre’s of Excellence (ACE) Impact project (WACCBIP+NCDs) and other funded projects for aspiring African scientists to work in an environment that supports high calibre research, promotes the development of scientific leadership, and enables networking with other scientists throughout Africa. Interested applicants should apply through the University of Ghana graduate admissions website: https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/ and select […]

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Call for Postdoc Fellowship application in the Afrique One-ASPIRE project

Institution: Chad or Tanzania.

Project Description: The control and elimination of zoonotic diseases will depend on adequate collection and compilation of all necessary data  related  to each disease. However, currently, one of the major impediments to zoonotic disease surveillance is poor reporting, particularly for animal diseases. As compared with the animal disease surveillance  systems  in  place,  the  ones  specific  to  humans  are  better  equipped  to collect information which is partially due to the existence of Health and Demographic Surveillance  Systems  (HDSS).  It has been […]

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Call for applications: India I EMBO Symposia 2020

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance) and European Molecular Biology Organization(EMBO) are looking to fund interdisciplinary meetings that cover the latest developments in research areas underserved in India. These meetings should address discovery and innovation through an interdisciplinary approach, with the speakers and participants discussing important global challenges in the context of the life sciences. Application deadline: 15 February 2019, 14:00 CEST

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Call for abstracts: Sharing experiences and possible solutions for global health security through the One Health approach.

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The 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference scheduled for July 2019 in Nairobi Kenya, offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. The theme for the 3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference is “Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security”. This theme addresses three different but related domains namely: Ground-breaking OH innovations and proof of concept in different areas Innovations for partnership and collaboration and sharing experiences on […]

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AfOx Visiting Fellows Program

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The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford, for example as sabbatical leave for utilising library or other university facilities or undertaking or planning collaborative research with Oxford based colleagues. Scroll down this page for Frequently Asked Questions and How to Apply

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Call for Applications: MIASA Interdisciplinary Fellow Group “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa”

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The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers Fellowships (Junior/Senior) at the University of Ghana from September to December 2019 on “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa”.  Application deadline is November 30, 2018.

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Preparatory Fellowships – Joint call with the Africa Research Excellence Fund

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The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) aims to bridge the critical gap early in the career path from research experience to research leadership. AREF is an independent charity established by the UK Medical Research Council and led from sub-Saharan Africa, with the support of the UK Medical Research Foundation.

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Training Opportunity – Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data (DAIDD)

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DAIDD is a week-long modelling clinic that provides an introduction to dynamical models used in the study of infectious disease dynamics. Instruction focuses on the conceptual foundations of modelling and model formulation for infectious disease research. DAIDD 2018 will be held 16-22 December in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Additional information has been updated on this page. The application is now open.

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NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership

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the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership aims to provide a two-year training for early to mid-career scholars to learn and work at HKU School of Public Health and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine in areas under the umbrella of global health leadership. 

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CIDRI-Africa Postdoctoral Fellowships in Infectious Diseases

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CIDRI-Africa invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the area of Infectious Diseases. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are aligned with the Centre’s scientific objectives. Application deadline: 09:00 12 November 2018

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The 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

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The 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. It supports and celebrates individuals whose ground-breaking and impactful projects are helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. We are looking for visionaries with world-changing ideas in the areas of applied science and technology, exploration and the environment. Send your nominations to rolexawards@rolex.com by Friday, August 10, 2018.

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The inaugural call for bilateral research activities between Switzerland and Subsaharan Africa

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The objective of the Swiss Subsaharan Africa Migration (S-SAM) network is to build and strengthen long-term partnerships between migration researchers in Subsaharan Africa and Switzerland. Open Call The inaugural call for bilateral research activities between Switzerland and Subsaharan Africa is now open. We call upon late PhD and early postdoctoral researchers from Subsaharan Africa or from Switzerland to submit proposals for short pilot studies or academic exchanges.

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PhD studentship: Emerging Sources and Pathways for Leptospirosis

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Operational research funding with stipend is available from the New Zealand Health Research Council for a PhD studentship based at the School of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand commencing 3 September 2018. This fulltime, three year studentship is a unique opportunity to work with a globally important zoonotic disease in a high quality training environment with multidisciplinary supervisors and advisors. You will develop or extend your skills in epidemiology, micro- and molecular biology, social science and data […]

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The African Academy of Sciences and partners invest in drug discovery in Africa

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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), University of Cape Town (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.

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Open Calls SARECO – Swiss-African Research Cooperation

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Research areas Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using methodologies developed within the domains of Climate Change, Global and Environmental Health, Migration, Nanosciences and the Social Sciences have been designated as main areas of joint research action. Multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Deadline for submission: 10th June 2018 Communication of funding decision: 10th August 2018 Earliest start of the project: 11th August 2018

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS The 2018/2019 Projects of the QIAO Plan

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The QIAO Plan aims to identify demand-driven projects that enhances the capacity of developing countries to address climate change and to promote nature conservation. It aspires to provide a catalytic financial grant amount of 13.5 million USD for the next five years to support five small-scale and large-scale multi-year climate adaptation and mitigation projects annually in developing countries and regions, particularly the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Small Island Developing States (SIDSs), with the aim to strengthen long-term strategies […]

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Epidemic Preparedness: Social Science Research Protocols

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This scheme supports social science researchers who want to develop new standardised ways to conduct research for epidemic preparedness and response.  The scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development(opens in a new tab) (DFID) and Wellcome. 

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Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa

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The Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa is a five-year programme that funds researchers from Anglo and Francophone Africa to undertake scientific research in language regions other than their own.  The programme seeks to build language skills and cultural capabilities of researchers as they undertake their projects, a strategy towards addressing one of the barriers to intra- Africa scientific collaboration.  

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Request for Proposals New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

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The African Academy of Sciences is launching a new Grand Challenge: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance. These grand challenge innovation grants will be issued and administered under the banner of Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), a program implemented in partnership with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency (NEPAD) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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One Health & Food Safety Congress 2018

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The One Health & Food Safety Congress 2018 serves as a platform for dialogue between specialists from different backgrounds. We are currently seeking input from experts and researchers from various fields, such as: human medicine veterinary sciences agricultural sciences animal, plant and environmental sciences quality management politics public health  

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