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Deadline: 31 January, 2017The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) offers a number of programs to help support and expand research in travel medicine. Each year, the Society supports research grants for cutting-edge research in the field. This year, the ISTM Executive Board has again increased the funding available for these awards to USD 90,000, and has added some special categories to support the Society Mission and the Presidential Goals.The 2017-2018 Research Awards that will be granted include funding for:proposals from investigators in resource-poor countries, proposals highlighting digital communications, ISTM Interest and Professional Group research; and, general travel medicine projects. Our hope is that these grants will stimulate travel medicine research by supporting comprehensive research projects or, for larger projects, provide support for pilot studies to enable researchers to collect data or test hypotheses.Award Requirements Include:Research must be travel medicine

The University of Waterloo, one of Canada's premier research-intensive universities, is inviting interested applicants for various postdoctoral positions. The funded opportunities are in diverse fields of study as long as they relate to health and water. If you are interested, please email Dr. Susan Elliott (susan.elliott@uwaterloo.ca). She is a professor in Medical Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. More details here. Apply for the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Ideally, the social scientist research fellow will work for an interdisciplinary project looking at a systems approach to air pollution in East Africa. The Research Fellow will be based in the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) to work on a project funded by the East African Research Fund (ERDF) on the development of a systems approach to air pollution in

Deadline: Friday 17 November 2017Each year the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development awards bursaries to high-performing Master's and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral fellows who wish to do research that falls into one of the CoE's four thematic or cross-cutting areas:·         Master's students are funded for two years at R70 000 a year·         Doctoral students are funded for three years at R100 000 a year·         Post-Doctoral Fellows are funded for three years at R200 000 a yearApplications may be made by students directly or by supervisors on behalf of students. Read the full call for applications. Apply online for a MA/PhD bursary or post-doctoral fellowship.The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development considers proposals - that fall into the thematic areas of the Centre - for two categories of research grants:·         Opportunity Grants (up to R150 000 for 18 months) for activities that promote networking, inter-disciplinary meetings, joint writing, journal publication, etc. These activities may include

Deadline: 13 October 2017PRICELESS in the Wits School of Public Health (SPH) is organizing a series of short courses in Vaccine Economics and Financing. This course aims to build technical capacity of policy makers in low and middle income countries in vaccine economics and sensitize health policy makers to the use of economic tools in decision-making.Care planners and decision-makers from the health ministries, as well as technical experts and all those interested in understanding the application of economic evaluation in allocating resources within immunization and health care programs are invited to attend this course.The course will run from the 11 to 13 November 2017 at SPH. A limited number of grants, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are available to cover attendance fees, flights and accommodation of participants from countries within the southern African region. These grants are targeted

Deadline: 17 November 2017Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion FellowshipThe Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.Eligibility:All applicants must:be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country hold a master’s degree be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter As of May

Swiss Government Excellence Research Scholarships for Foreign Scholars for the 2017–2018 Academic YearThe research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.Please see the following link for further details:www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng

Round 1 Request for ProposalsCall Release date: 17th November 2016 Call Closure date: 17th February 2017 With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AESA is committing US$ 7 million for Grand Challenges Africa Grants to fund innovative and bold ideas that will impact on Africa’s health and developmental outcomes over the next five years.The calls for proposals will be announced each year, and will give out up to US$100,000 in Innovation Seed Grants for two years to innovators in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organisations.Projects which show promising results will be eligible to apply for up to $1 million from AESA or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The first call for proposals opened on 17 November 2016 and is focused on innovators seeking solutions and strategies: 1. To reduce maternal, neonatal

Call for ApplicationsThe African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for its 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.Deadline for Applications: January 03, 2017Read more details