Weekly round-up #193

VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021 - Day 3


Annual Meeting Day 3

Yesterday, 60 VALIDATE members gathered on Zoom for the third and final day of the VALIDATE Annual Meeting 2021! The UK’s ambassador to Colombia Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG talked about the UK/Colombia Science partnership and we heard from 9 of our Pump Priming grant recipients. There was also a great exchange of ideas in the ECR Open forum hosted by Sam Vermaak. We will put the videos on the Hub ASAP.

We would like to thank all of the speakers and those who attended all three days of the Annual Meeting and we hope that Annual Meeting 2022 will be, in part, an in-person event!

Have your say - VALIDATE Events in 2022

We have had a very busy events programme throughout 2021 and we still have one more Seminar to go!. Team VALIDATE is busy working on an engaging events programme for 2022 and you can have your say! Email us if you have any ideas for seminars, training or public events - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk.



  • 20ALERT: Mid-range equipment funding, 2021 - The minimum value is £200,000 (inc. VAT) at 100% full economic costing over 12 months. The call budget is approximately £10 million.- 26 November 2021
  • NRF DAAD - The National Research Foundation (NRF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) award MA and PhD scholarships to South African citizens and permanent South African residents for postgraduate studies at public South African universities - 14 December 2021 
  • MRC Experimental Medicine Funding Call, 2022 - Addressing gaps in our understanding of the causes, progression and treatment of human disease through experimental intervention, or challenge, in humans - 19 January 2022
  • NIH Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity, 2022 - To support innovative studies to identify and understand the immune responses that mediate protection from Mtb infection or progression to active TB disease - 22 January 2022

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.

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


    Highlights on Twitter this week:

    Professor Tom Solomon shared our BCG Adventures video games and we said thanks! WriteThatPhD has shared some videos on how to structure a literature review and had some more great advice for the main “moves” and “sub moves” of your PhD. Nature careers had an important article on NTDs, surveyed 3,600 researchers on the impact of COVID on science careers and discussed the ableist mindset in academia. The Economist had an article on the potential of mRNA vaccines to tackle diseases such as TB and the American Association for the Advancement of Science published an article on potential Leishmaniasis vaccines. We thanked the speakers for the final day of our Annual Meeting and celebrated with members Julen Tomás-Cortázar and Sasha Larsen Atkins. Stay up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


    Published: 17 November 2021