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, if you know of conferences and workshops on the topic of science funding and sociology of science, and if you have interesting reads and reports to share.
Funding opportunities, awards, and jobs
- Nominations for the Royal Society Africa Prize are possible until 18:00 GMT on 29.1.2018
- The UK Medical Research Council and Department for International Development are inviting tenders for an evaluation team of their concordat. This cooperation includes medical and health services to developing countries.
- Full Proposals are invited for the Future Climate for Africa – Gap Filling Fund. Deadline is the 26.1.2018
- The UK Medical Research Council and Department for International Development are inviting for grant applications for their African Research Leader award (all fields of biomedical research). Deadline: 27.2.2018
Conferences, call for papers, and events
- Call for papers for the upcoming IST-Africa – Innovation, Society and Technology – 2018 conference (9.-11.5.). Extended deadline is the 22.1.2018
- If you happen to be in London on 31.1.2018: The London Centre for Tropical Disease Research is having their annual research evening
- Linda Nordling from Research Professional gives a brief overview of what to expect for science in Africa in 2018
- Ademola Adenle from Colorado State University reminds us of Calestous Juma – Professor of International Development at Havard University – and his efforts to champion the use STI for sustainable development
- UK after the most recent cabinet reshuffle has a new higher education minister (second-tier): Sam Gyimah; Harriet Baldwin is now minister of state split between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development
- Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa could have reverse effects and put electricity at risk (originally published in Nature Energy, 8.12.2017) Another report about the study from Stephanie Achieng‘ (Nairobi)