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EDCTP Career Development Fellowships.

 Application deadline – 27 November 2018EDCTP Career Development Fellowships. The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to support early to mid-career researchers (“fellows”) by providing them an opportunity to train and develop their clinical research skills. The objectives are: to promote retention of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate medical researchers in the research field of sub-Saharan Africa, to equip the fellows to establish themselves as independent researchers with ability to initiate their own research teams at host institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. For more info click here

2018 Call for applications for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund (established in 2012, with generous support from The ALBORADA Trust) supports pairs of researchers (post-doctoral level and above) from the University of Cambridge (or affiliated institutions such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and NIAB) and sub-Saharan African institutions, across all disciplines, to initiate and/or strengthen research collaborations. To date, more than 150 awards have been made, to enable Cambridge researchers to engage with African colleagues from 18 African countries. Some awardees have been able to use the preliminary results from their seed fund research/collaboration to apply for and win significant funding (e.g. Royal Society/Leverhulme Awards, Global Challenges Research Fund, etc.).

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund competitively awards grants of between £1,000 and £20,000, for:

  • research costs(such as reagents, fieldwork and equipment)
  • research-related travel between Cambridge and Africa
  • conducting research training activities in Africa (e.g. setting up courses/workshops).

Please note that the ALBORADA Research Fund cannot pay for researchers to attend conferences.

For information about eligibility and how to apply for funding, please visit the call’s webpage.

The deadline for submitting an application for consideration for the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund is Monday 31st December 2018.

If you have any questions, then please write to enquiries@cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)

Due date: 7 November 2018

Budget: Award budgets are composed of salary and other program-related expenses

Purpose: The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution, including “low-income,” “lower-middle-income,” and “upper-middle-income” countries). This intensive, mentored research career development experience is expected to lead to an independently funded research career at the LMIC institution or in another LMIC. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

For more information click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-001.html

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Due date: 7 November 2018

Budget: Application budgets are limited to $125,000 per year in direct costs, but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research on neurological, mental, behavioral, alcohol and substance use disorders may span the full range of science from basic to implementation research. Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper-middle income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Scientists in upper middle-income LMICs (UMICs) are also eligible to partner directly with scientists at other LMIC institutions with or without out a US partner.  The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

For more information click: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-836.html

GloCal Health Fellowship

Due date: 15 November 2018

UCGHI’s GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Now accepting applications for its 2019-20 program, GloCal is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas such as women’s health, planetary health and non-communicable diseases. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students, professional students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries.

A 12-month mentored research fellowship, GloCal Health Fellowship has four principal components:

  • Research project – 12 months, at 1 of 20 international partner sites
  • Mentorship – a strong, interdisciplinary mentored research experience
  • Global health education – online or onsite courses
  • Career development – to attain short-term goals and transition to the next stage

For more information, click http://ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/apply-now-glocal-health-fellowship

Call for Mobility Grants under the BioFISA II Programme

Due date: 1 Dec 2018

The SANBio Mobility Grant offers:

Support to candidates on fellowships is for a duration of up to 3 months and may include travel in the region or internationally.

Experts in technical or business fields may be invited by host institutions for up to 4 weeks for specific technical assistance to be provided to organisations in SANBio member states.

Knowledge exchange/peer to peer visits for up to 2 weeks duration includes regional and international meetings as well as seminars or training courses with a specific focus in the areas of health and nutrition and on strengthening the visibility of SANBio network partners, excluding conferences.

Business development mentorship programmes to support bio-science start-ups for up to two weeks with the aim to support commercialisation of research outputs.

For more information, click http://nepadsanbio.org/opportunities-funding/funding/mobility-grants