Weekly round-up #138

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Weekly Round-up #138

As always, VALIDATE's Weekly Round-up #138 is chock full of events, publications, funding and jobs that our Members will find interesting.

VALIDATE Collaboration Week: 12-16 October 2020

From Monday to Friday next week, VALIDATE will be holding “Collaboration Week”, five days of activities aimed at providing advice on how to build research relationships and perhaps even form new collaborations across the VALIDATE Network.

You can take part in the following ways:

  • Sign up for the Online Collaboration Workshop – 2pm BST, Tuesday 13 October
  • Take part in VALIDating – a fun service that's a bit like a dating site but rather than finding your soulmate you may find your next research partner
  • Email us with any Collaboration Success Stories, especially if you formed a partnership through VALIDATE, so that we can highlight these to our members.

If you have any thoughts or ideas about Collaboration Week, or anything else VALIDATE related, get in touch - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.



  • NRF Postgraduate Scholarships - The DSI and NRF are pleased to announce a call of new applications for NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2021 Academic year  – deadline 31 October 2020

  • UC Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – supporting 108 master’s degree students from Sub-Saharan African countries who are academically talented and committed to transformative change on the continent – deadline 1 December 2020

  • ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes - These Prizes will honour young immunologists and allergologists for their achievements and research efforts conducted in a European university in the past 10 years – deadline 31 December 2020

Remember, we always update our funding page with any opportunities we spot, so relevant calls are all in one location for you.

Training Opportunities and Events:

You will find more interesting opportunities on our Training and Events pages.
Job Opportunities:

Keep up to date with all the relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.



    Highlights on Twitter this week

    The Global TB Caucus put out a call to action to put the world back on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of ending TB by 2030, Nature Careers had some advice on not being hurtful or aggressive in your peer review, and BactiVac interviewed researcher Lorenzo Bossi on why vaccines and not antibiotics to fight bacteria. The African Academy of Sciences tweeted an article on the true cost of doing research in Africa, the LSE Impact Blog published a guide on how non-scientists can read and understand scientific papers, and Write That PhD shared advice on how to write the methodology and results sections of a journal article. VALIDATE Member Dr Rachel Tanner was the subject of a 6th Grade Science Profile Project and the BSI shared details of their directory of Immunology Educators.

    Follow @NetworkVALIDATE to keep up to date on all the news and views in our field.


    Published: 7 October 2020