Weekly round-up #185


Yesterday VALIDATE announced the launch of our next Fellowship grant call round. Thanks to our funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we are able to fund 3 fellowships for the 2021 round.

VALIDATE’s Fellowships support two years’ independent scientific research, with the aim of producing initial/pilot data and a funding and experience track record that can be used by the Fellow to go on to obtain independent external funding and launch their career as a Principal Investigator and/or Group Leader.

The call is now open and closes on 15 November 2021. Find out more on the Fellowships page - www.validate-network.org/fellowships

Previous Fellowships

So far, VALIDATE has supported two Fellows and you can find out more about their project below.


You can find a list of all relevant external funding we've spotted for our members on our external funding page.

    Training Opportunities and Events:

    Find more training and events opportunities on our Training and Events pages.

    Job Opportunities:

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



    Check out our Publications Page for members' publications and email VALIDATE@ndm.ox.ac.uk if you have a paper you would like us to include.

    Highlights on Twitter this week:

    Nature Careers shared articles about the importance of mentoring, the threat of research plagiarism posed by AI, and a new form of CV for researchers. WriteThatPhD shared tips for using digital tools for literature reviews, defining and communicating research, and choosing a research methodology. We shared some of our online activities that some members might have missed including our animated Leprosy Video, our school's events, our seminars, our VALID8 interview series, and BCG100. Stop TB Canada released a video about the lack of effective TB Vaccines, EDCTP were getting ready their session on African health at today's UN General Assembley, and the BSI tweeted a reminder about their Immunology Teaching Awards. Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on twitter.


    Published: 22 September 2021