Weekly round-up #105

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Weekly round-up #105

Last week, we joined partners around the world in celebrating the first ever World NTD Day aiming to highlight and spread awareness about the NTDs (Neglected Tropical Diseases) that still affect more than one billion people worldwide. There was lots of buzz across the media and social media for the event, which you can find out more about below if you missed it - and we spoke with VALIDATE Network Management Board member Dr Alvaro Acosta-Serrano about leishmaniasis and his research in a VALIDATE World NTD Day blog post that you can read here.


  • Newton Advanced Fellowships - Providing established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in the UK - deadline 10 Mar 2020
  • OWSD PhD Fellowships - STEM PhD funding for women from Science and Technology-Lagging Countries - deadline 31 Mar 2020
  • GCRF Networking Grants - The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges - deadline 31 Mar 2020
  • EMBO Young Investigators - Financial support of 15,000 EUR as well as practical support and mentorship - deadline 1 Apr 2020
  • RSTMH Small Grants - To enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork - deadline 15 Apr 2020
  • IMI2 - Call 2 - Funding opportunities in tuberculosis, vaccines and more - deadline 21 Apr 2020

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Highlights on Twitter this week: lots about World NTD Day, including: a World NTD Day seminar from LSTM; an awareness and sensitization walk that took place in Nigeria; FIND highlight the importance of research into the control and elimination of leishmaniasis; Thomas Cueni at IFPMA talks about the current progress towards beating NTDs; read about how the London Declaration on NTDs is accelerating the elimination of NTDs; Madhu Pai outlines how and why NTDs such as leprosy need to be eliminated in Forbes Health; also Science discusses what matters in a PhD adviser; ONE has created a petition to tell world leaders to invest in life-saving vaccines; current Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow Judit Chamorro-Servent gives tips on how to prepare your Fellowship proposal; the latest G-FINDER report indicates that global investment in TB R&D remains far short of what is needed for new treatment, diagnostic and preventative tools; and advice on how to get your qualitative journal article written, accepted and published. All this and more @NetworkVALIDATE where you can easily keep up to date on news and opinions in our field.


Published: 5 February 2020