Weekly round-up #186

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We have four new members to welcome to the growing VALIDATE community. Chek out their profiles and get in touch to form your next research collaboration. 

  • Dr Suzy Jackson is VALIDATE Associate and a TB Clinical Research Fellow at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
  • Mr King Duho is a VALIDATE Affiliate and consultant at Dataking Research Lab in Ghana
  • Dr Namaunga Kasumu Chisompola is VALIDATE Associate and a lecturer and researcher at Copperbelt University School of Medicine, Zambia
  • Mr Jonathan Adjei is a VALIDATE Affiliate and a student at the Department of Molecular Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana

Reminder: Register for VALIDATE Annual Meeting Days Two and Three 

We had a very successful Day One of the VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021. You can still find out and register for Days Two and Three (14 October and 16 November 2021), on the VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021 webpage.



  • ERC Synergy Grants 2021 - Are you a researcher that wants to address a research problem so ambitious, that can not be dealt with you and your team alone? The Synergy Grants could be for you! – deadline 10 November 2021
  • BBSRC Partner with Indian bioscience laboratories - Apply for funding to develop links with laboratories in India. This is part of the wider International Partnering Awards programme – 11 November 2021
  • UK-US research: ecology and evolution of infectious diseases 2021- The funders wish to encourage high quality, innovative research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases – deadline 24 November 2021
  • 20ALERT: Mid-range equipment funding - The minimum value is £200,000 (inc. VAT) at 100% full economic costing over 12 months. The call budget is approximately £10 million – deadline 26 November 2021
  • Daphne Jackson Fellowships, 2021 - These fellowships are for those looking to return to a research career after a break of two or more years for family, health or caring reasons – deadline 14 December 2021

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:

    WriteThatPhD shared a step by step guide for writing research proposals, TBNewsDaily shared an article about a new way to administer BCG, and Sci Foundation UK shared an article on the impact of UK aid cuts on leishmaniasis research. OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science celebrated the approval of a preclinical vaccine research for visceral leishmaniasis, we shared details of a live vaccine that protects hamsters from lethal leishmaniasis infection, and the worrying rise of Leishmaniasis cases in the US. We also helped promote the launch of a campaign tackling NTDs,  LSHTM shared an article by Tim Harford about tackling vaccine hesitancy and ED Infected Diseases discussed ways of shrinking the gap that holds back black scientists. Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


    Published: 29 September 2021