Funding Opportunities

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The Global Challenges Research Fund

GCRF Exchange Advert

This is a repeat of a very successful programme run last year by the University of Glasgow and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology aimed at the young parasitology researchers from low- and middle-income African countries. It offers to a group of research students the opportunity to join one of the UoG parasitology teams for 3 months and work on a small individual research project. The students will acquire valuable experience in the international environment and will network and collaborate with both the researchers from the UoG and with each other. The scheme covers student’s travel, accommodation and sustenance in Glasgow as well as part of the research costs (the remainder is covered by the team hosting the student) Who is eligible? In order to apply for the scheme the student needs to: • Be a citizen of an African low- or middle-income country • Have at least a BSc degree in a relevant field (e.g. biology, biochemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, public health or epidemiology) or equivalent research experience. • Have a demonstrable interest and in parasitology or related field • Be at the early stage of his/her research training (preferably not yet in the possession of a PhD) • Be able to come to the UK for the period of January to March 2020 (includes being eligible for UK visitors visa) • Secure a mentor in a recognised research unit based in African LMIC willing to recommend the student and provide intellectual support through the exchange. 15/10/2019 05/11/2019
New drugs and vaccines for priority pathogens in anti microbial resistance

This supports clinical trials to be conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, aiming to develop new or improved medicinal products or combinations thereof against pathogens, specifically Campylobacter, Salmonella, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The total budget is €18 million to fund two to four grants. 11/10/2019 07/11/2019
The Schlumberger Foundation

The Schlumberger Foundation has awarded fellowships for its Faculty for the Future program to a new cohort of talented women in STEM. These women, from emerging economies and developing countries, are pursuing post-graduate studies in a diverse range of STEM disciplines in universities around the world. This year, 38 new fellowships have been awarded and 93 were renewed demonstrating the commitment of the Foundation to its current pool of grantees and the research projects they have embarked upon, while continuing to add new talent to this ever-growing scientific community in those areas and universities that are less represented in the program. The top three disciplines of this year’s cohort are in engineering, interdisciplinary sciences and biological sciences. The Fellows are working on topical questions related to challenges faced in their home countries and regions. Their drive, determination and passion to use their scientific knowledge to tackle and solve these matters are characteristic of the Fellows who have been awarded. 11/10/2019 14/11/2019
The Schlumberger Foundation - Future Fellowships

The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide. Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country 11/10/2019 07/11/2019
Travel Grant

The Communications journals (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) are pleased to offer travel grants for early career researchers. The programme aims to help promising researchers travel to an international scientific meeting of their choice that they would otherwise have not been able to attend due to a lack of funds. Three grants, each of €2,500, are available to promising early career scientists whose research is focused upon one of the three subject areas covered by the journals to support the costs of travelling to and participating in a conference. If you wish to apply please first read the guidelines below. The travel grants are part of the Communications journals\' ongoing commitment to supporting and highlighting the achievements of early-career researchers. 24/09/2019 27/10/2019
Michelson Prizes

The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. We will be looking for high-impact and highly innovative research that has the potential to be applied across many diseases and to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system. 24/09/2019 31/10/2019