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News and Links #2/2018

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 […]

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 #9/2017

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 #8/2017

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 #7/2017

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 […]

News and Links #6/2017

Calls The European Research Council published its working program for 2018. Principial Investigators from outside Europe are strongly encouraged to apply. The Canadian IDRC seeks to strengthen engineering science and training of research-intensive West and Central African universities. Partnerships with industrial players are encouraged. Deadline for the expressions of interest is the 24.9. Research on […]

News and Links #5/2017

Calls The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) announces 10 new calls for partnerships with African countries to develop and evaluate new vaccines and medications. Deadlines between 5.9.2017 and 2.2.2018 The German Science Foundation issued a new call for proposals for German-African cooperation projects in infectiology. Deadline is the 6. December 2017 The […]