IVVN awarded funding to host a programme of online training courses

21 Jan 2021

The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding to design and implement a series of online training courses specifically for early career researchers in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs).

It is widely recognised that challenges faced by early career researchers in LMICs include a lack of resources, reduced access to training opportunities compared with early career researchers in high-income countries, and a lack of funding for research projects. These challenges were highlighted in the IVVN’s 2020 members' survey, with many IVVN members based in LMICs saying they would benefit from training courses run by the Network. With in-person training courses not possible because of Covid-19, the need for online training is even more pressing.

The new online training series will be funded by the University of Edinburgh's annual Scottish Funding Council Global Challenges Research Fund allocation.

Courses will cover a range of scientific and soft skills including bioinformatics, science communication, experimental design, ethics, grant writing and project management. Places on each course will be exclusively for network members who are early career researchers and are based in organisations in LMICs.

A full list of available courses, and the application process, will launch next month. IVVN members will receive notification of this call in February's IVVN newsletter – if you would like to be added to the IVVN’s mailing list then please sign up for free IVVN membership here.