Weekly round-up #238


Continuing Professional Development - How VALIDATE can Help!

VALIDATE supports a network of over 570 members from around the world. One of our major aims is to support the careers of our members and we thought remind everyone about the continuing professional development (CPD) resources we provide:

If you have any ideas about how we can help your career development, please get in touch - validate@ndm.ox.ac.uk 



  • ERC Starting Grants, 2023 - designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme - deadline 25 October 2022
  • Royal Society Industry Fellowships, 2022 - This long-standing scheme enables the mobility of talented scientists and engineers from industry and academia in order to move between the sectors - deadline 3 November 2022
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  • MRC New Unit Funding Opportunity - Apply for MRC new unit funding to tackle complex and interdisciplinary health challenges - deadline 23 February 2024

​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:

The US CDC releases guidance for clinicians about melioidosis, the UN General Assembly highlighted the need to end TB, and the BSI are offering crèche facilities at their next congress. Science.org discussed what you do after you have defended your PhD, Nature Careers reported on how hiring practices can help eliminate workplace harassment, and Koreabiomed reported on how collaboration can help reduce vaccine inequality. Labonline reported on the Centenary Unit’s 5 year plan to create a TB vaccine, Healthline asked “Is there a vaccine for TB?”, Gavi reported on the progress of the Immunization Agenda 2030 Goals, and Nature launched a photo competition for scientists. The BSI have asked for suggestions for a parallel session at their 2023 congress and VALIDATE Alfredo Torres has been nominated as a governor of the American Association of Microbiology. Keep up to date with all the relevant news and opportunities by following @NetworkVALIDATE on Twitter.


Published: 12 October  2022