Weekly round-up #237

adesola welcome

Welcoming Adesola  -  New VALIDATE Junior Project Manager

VALIDATE is very pleased to welcome a new member of the team. Adesola Adewumi will be working as the VALIDATE Network Junior Project Manager. Sola works with Samantha Vermaak on VALIDATE programmes. If you have any questions relating to projects and programmes within VALIDATE, do get in touch with Sola - adesola.adewumi@tss.ox.ac.uk

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Two new VALIDATE Funding Schemes

We are pleased to announce the opening of two new funding schemes designed to support our members' research  - The Open Access Fund and the Small Equipment Grants

Open Access Fund: VALIDATE has received funding to support LMIC members (Associates and early-PI Investigators) in publishing original peer-reviewed articles in covering costs to make their publication open-access, as this has two main benefits:

  1. Increased visibility and citations of the article and its authors
  2. Access to the article for all VALIDATE members, disseminating information and widening access to VALIDATE-relevant research

Find out more about this scheme on the Open Access Fund page.

Small Equipment Grants: VALIDATE is also offering small equipment grants are of up to £10,000 per laboratory, to help LMIC VALIDATE members purchase essential small equipment laboratory items (e.g. microscopes, centrifuges, incubators, freezers, fridges, pipettes, water baths etc) that will improve their research.  Applicants must be a VALIDATE Associate or Investigator member, based in an LMIC.

Find out more about this scheme on the Small Equipment Grants Page.



​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:

Other 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:

VALIDATE Investigator Siobhán McClean was excited to be at the BactiVac Summer School, the BSI announced the date and location of their 2023 Congress, and Nature Careers had an article on how to continue your research when life gets in the way. AuthorAid shared a webinar about Research Funding, and AMS Careers shared a quote from VALIDATE’s own Prof Helen McShane “Great collaborations are built on the synergy between what you bring and what the other partner brings”. Dr Arinjay Banerjee had some advice for applying to Laboratories for graduate studies, WorldLeish7 shared some photos from their recent conference, and we shared a Health Policy News article about the reduction of childhood vaccine uptake in LMICS. ABC in Australia reported on the potential of a new TB vaccine and talked to the researchers. Nature launched NatureTech where they spotlight the technology behind research and VALIDATE member Alfredo Torres shared his presentation on The Art of Making Vaccines. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


Published: 5 October  2022