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Why research about scientific collaborations?

Over the course of my blog entries, I not only want to present recent developments in the field of funding but also discuss some of the hypotheses and topics in the field of sociology of science in a comparative and explorative manner. I hope my approach will over time be used to inform scientists, funding agencies, policy-makers and a wider audience about the trends, patterns and the self-understanding in a growing field of global partnerships.

Neue Fördermodelle für wissenschaftliche Nord-Süd-Kooperationen

International research collaboration depends on grantors and new cooperation models. This holds true especially for partners from countries with low resources for research and development. In a study about research collaborations with European and African participants in the fields of neglected tropical diseases and renewable energies I look at the unequal starting conditions and choices researchers, grantors, and science-policy maker take to balance their effects. Public and private funders have a central role in fostering more equality. (Text in German)

Links and News #11

Call for Applications (Grants, Awards) The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is inviting nominations for her EDCTP 2018 Prize. Categories are scientific leadership, outstanding female researcher, outstanding research teams, and the Dr Pascoal Mocumbi Prize. Deadline is the 28. February 2018. TWAS is inviting nominations for one of its nine prizes for researchers […]

Links and News #10

A splendid and successful 2018 to all of you. As usual, there are some goals to follow up on every new year. My biggest aim for this blog is to deliver the Links and News-section more frequently. Let me know if you have heard of funding for scholarships, research cooperation or even capacity building initiatives, […]

Abidjan Calling – Sustain Science Locally!

On the 29. and 30. November the African Union and the European Union met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for their regular summit. This year the African leaders where also confronted with science policy. A large group of scientists has issued the ‘Abidjan Appel’ in Abidjan on the 29. November, calling on their leaders to finally support science more effectively and sustainably.

News and Links #9

Call for Applications The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) and the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique of Nairobi (IFRA) offer a short-term fellowship of three month in France for postdoc researchers from Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda, Deadline: 15.12.2017 Three post-doctoral visiting fellowship positions will be available AfricaLics/SIDA to work on a […]

News and Links #8

Calls The European Union has published its work programme ‘Science with and for Society’ for 2018-2020 The New School for Social Research’s Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (New York) invites applications from all over the world for its summer schools for graduate students and faculty from 10.-16.10. Among other with Jean and John Comaroff (Havard […]

“Scientific dependence” and “de-institutionalized research”

As soon as you enter the field of research collaborations with African and European participants, you will need a heuristic list or model of the factors that influence the scientific environments and opportunities of collaboration. The deeply entrenched history of Africa and Europe also in regard to science still influences any partnership model. In this blog entry I will give an overview of the factors that need to be considered when analyzing African research environments.

News and Links #7

Calls GCRF Africa Catalyst: Capacity building of professional engineering institutes. Deadline: 23.10.2017 Global Health Research Units. Deadline: 20.10.2017 The Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation invites invitations for fellowships on climate chance science from young researchers. Deadline: 1.3.2018 The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) invites female post-docs to apply for fellowships on climate change science. Deadline: 27.10.2017 Johnson […]