GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders 2018-19
Three scholarships are offered to support the training and development of the next generation of leaders in global health, and strengthen the capacity of health systems and health-related research in Africa.
These highly competitive scholarships are available to applicants intending to study on a one-year, full-time, London-based MSc programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Each scholarship will cover:
- tuition fees, including any mandatory field trip fees, and
- a tax-free stipend (living allowance) of GBP16,750.00.
The scholarship deadline is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 18th February 2018. For more information, and to apply, click here.
MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2018
The MRC and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.
This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.
Strong applications will meet the four key elements of the scheme, namely:
- a talented ‘rising star’ African Research Leader candidate,
- a high-quality research programme proposal,
- a research-conducive academic African environment / institution,
- a firm partnership with a UK partner institution (where the principal investigator is based).
Applications close on 27th Feb 2018 16:00 GMT. Please click here for more information.
TRANSVAC: Open Call for Vaccine Development Services
TRANSVAC is a new infrastructure project - funded by the European Commission in the context of Horizon 2020 - that aims to accelerate the development of effective vaccines urgently needed to address European and global health challenges with the ultimate goal to build an efficient and sustainable collaboration of experts and facilities to catalyse vaccine research in Europe.
TRANSVAC will offer high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use. These services are not restricted to any disease in particular. Except for the few cases indicated on the website, services will be offered free of charge!Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can apply but only to service infrastructures outside their own country.
The call for application is launched on 15 October 2017 and will remain open for the duration of the project (until April 2022) or until all services have been exhausted. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates occurring every four months. The second cut-off date is on 15 April 2017. Users of the services will be selected via an independent scientific peer review process. The selected projects will then be able to commence work within TRANSVAC shortly after notification.
For more information and to apply, please click here.
BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship
The BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship (DPF) will provide support for researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group. The DPF will invest in scientists who have shown high potential, can demonstrate that they are on an upward trajectory with clear evidence of strong scientific outputs and leadership qualities, and are aiming to establish their own fully independent programme of research. As such the DPF represents part of our commitment to the supply of highly skilled professional research leaders to the UK.
Awards are for five years, and include personal salary and a significant research support grant to enable fellows to establish their own independent research group. It is expected that up to five fellowships will be awarded, each at a value of up to £1M (80% fEC).
Proposals can be submitted in any area of science within the BBSRC's remit. They particularly encourage applications that are aligned with our overarching strategic priorities (see related links including our strategic priorities).
For more information, and to apply, please click here. Deadline 4pm on 9th May 2018.