Round 11 of VALIDATE Training Grants now open!

VALIDATE Training Grants now open


We are pleased to announce that a further call for VALIDATE training grants (round 11) is now open. While we appreciate that COVID-19 is greatly impacting travel and events planning, we want to support our members in taking up potential training opportunities in 2021 wherever possible.


**Please note that all training funded by this award must take place before 1 October 2021.**


Training grants of up to £3000 are available to help VALIDATE Associates (post-doctoral researchers) take advantage of training opportunities that will contribute to their professional development. This can include (but is not limited to): attendance at courses or workshops, laboratory exchanges, and work shadowing. Attendance at an international conference to present a talk or poster is also eligible for LMIC members only (general travel to attend conferences is not supported in this fund; travel to the VALIDATE Network annual meeting is funded elsewhere). We particularly welcome applications from researchers based in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).


Training opportunities can be within, or external to, the VALIDATE Network; we advertise those we know of here but you can apply for other opportunities you hear of as well. The VALIDATE Members' Directory may also give you ideas for potential laboratory exchanges, tech transfer, or industry visits.


Check out our courses and events pages for some ideas about opportunities you could apply to attend.


The grants are awarded via competitive application to the Network Management Board. You can read about previous awardees here.


The call closes on 18 February 2021 - you can find out more details on the call, and how to apply here.


Published: 8 January 2021