Weekly round-up #162

collaboration puzzle
weekly round up


The VALIDATE Collaboration Builder

Building new collaborations is an essential part of each ECR’s journey towards independence as well as producing valuable additional grants and publications. In this workshop, VALIDATE will give our ECRs the opportunity to showcase their research to their peers in the network. We hope that this will lead to future collaborations between VALIDATE members.

The Collaboration Builder will take place at 13:00 BST, 21 April and you find out more and register online - www.validate-network.org/ecr-collaboration-workshop

Spread the word: As with many of our events, this workshop is for VALIDATE members only. However, if you know any colleagues who would benefit from the event, encourage them to join VALIDATE in time for the event.


  • RSTMH Small Grants - The aim of the small grants is 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 April 2021

  • The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship - The scholarship combines financial support with a leadership programme that will challenge you, grow you, and connect you to young African changemakers – deadline 20 April 2021
  • NRF Postgraduate Scholarships - The National Research Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service award MA and PhD scholarships to South African citizens and permanent South African residents for postgraduate studies at public South African universities – deadlines depend on institutions
  • MRC Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) outline - Supporting the pre-clinical development and early clinical testing of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including “re-purposing” of existing therapies – deadline 21 July 2021

You can find all other funding opportunities on our external funding page.

Training Opportunities and Events:

More opportunities can be found 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:

HIC-VAC encouraged followers to sign the petition to revoke Government cuts to global health research, Write that PHD had some advice for writing literature reviews and why collecting data matters. The British Society for Immunology shared the recording of their webinar on effective public engagement. IVVN shared the video of the seminar on Women in Stem and PreventionWeb published an article on how 60% of the microbes known to infect humans originated in animals. We continued our #BCG100 facts with a post about Mycobacteria in Africa 3 million years ago.

Following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter is the best way to keep up to date. You can also take part in BCG100 by using the hashtag #BG100


Published: 7 April 2021