Weekly round-up #141

VALIDATE Online School

Weekly Round-up #141

VALIDATE for Schools

In December, we will be holding an online event for young people in what we hope will be the first of many VALIDATE for Schools events. This is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with VALIDATE's world-class scientists and discuss fascinating aspects of vaccine research and what it's like pursuing a career in science.

The first event will take place at 10am GMT, 9 December 2020 and will feature Prof Helen McShane and Dr Rachel Tanner and you can find out more about the event and our speakers on the VALIDATE for Schools page. The first event will be UK-based but we welcome attendees from around the world. 

You can also help us in two ways:

  • Spread the word: If you know any science teachers or careers advisors please encourage them to register their interest in the event for their students.
  • Do your own talk: If you would like to do a similar event, VALIDATE can help organise and promote it. Get in touch - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk



  • Global Partnering Awards - The Global Partnering Awards will provide funding to support the development of long-term collaborations with overseas scientists in countries not currently offered through our existing partnering award schemes - deadline 12 November 2020

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants - Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy – deadline 25 November 2020

  • UKRI-FNR bilateral agreement - UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg, have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to encourage and support proposals that involve international collaborative teams - 30 November 2020

  • FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA) - A call for international partnerships involving researchers from the UK, and US, China and/or Israel under the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases programme (EEID) – apply at any time

Our funding page is continually updated with any calls we think are relevant to our members.

Training Opportunities and Events:

More opportunities are to be found on our Training and Events pages.
Job Opportunities:

There are many more relevant career opportunities on our jobs page.


Find more articles by our members on our publications page.


Highlights on Twitter this week:

Member Dr Rachel Tanner talked about her VALIDATE Fellowship research at The Union’s Conference, we shared our leishmaniasis, tuberculosis and melioidosis pathogen pages and added new profiles to VALIDating, our collaborator-finding hub. The UCL TB Unit reported a new 4 month treatment for TB at the Union Conference where VALIDATE member Prof Rob Wilkinson won The Union Scientific Prize. The chronic disease coalition shared an MSN article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is making the threat of TB worse, while WriteThatPhD tweeted 7 common challenges and their solutions for writing research and tips for delivering presentations. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date - @NetworkVALIDATE.



Published: 28 October 2020