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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 ( 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: RollingThe West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana will hold the 2nd in the series of the Bioethics workshops on responsible research conduct designed for postdoctoral fellows and institutional Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinators. This year’s workshop will be held at the MRTC, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies, Bamako, Mali from 27 November to 01 December , 2017.The workshop is open to DELTAS fellows and IRB coordinators from institutions hosting DELTAS programmes. For more information, please email: workshop will be facilitated by Prof. Mahamadou Diakite, Professor of Immunogenetics at the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali, Dr. Paulina Tindana, a Bioethicist from the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), and Dr. Angeliki Kerasidou, a researcher in Global Health Ethics and the Ethics Coordinator for the Malaria Genomics Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) at

Data analysis for many researchers, project leaders, graduate students and university faculty is a complex process. The Stata workshop offers you skills in modern data management for you to have a grip on your research output or implementation and projects measurement. This 3-day practical course provides an environment for one-on-one coaching on data analysis. The course is facilitated by highly qualified data analysts and researchers who have a wide range of experience in delivering results in complex data analysis for multiple projects.Course highlightsDescribes data types, working with Stata commands and do-files, browsing and editing data, logical and mathematical functions, survey data analysis, generating and changing variables Descriptive statistics; Survey data analysis Data graphics; histogram, scatter plots, box plots, bar plots. Basic hypothesis testing Practical methods for design and analysis of complex surveys, merging and appending data, regression analysis, survival

Course Starts: September 25, 2017 In today’s globalised world, old diseases persist and new illnesses spread faster than ever. This is due to interconnected ecosystems and the close ties between humans and animals. Stressing this interrelatedness, One Health calls for closer cooperation between human and animal health. This course explores how One Health works in practice, bringing together different scientific perspectives. You will, for instance, study vaccination coverage data and discuss food safety enhancement. You will learn how to calculate the added value resulting from the One Health approach using case studies.Participants will learn how doctors and veterinarians could work together more closely to save more human and animal lives and even saving money. You will also learn theoretical foundations and hands-on practical methods for planning and implementing integrated approaches to health care. Enroll here for the open online course, produced by the

Deadline: 30 September 2017The Evolving Risk Factors for Cancer in African Populations (ERICA-SA ) project has received funding from the Grants, Innovation and Product Development (GIPD) Unit of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), with support from the South African National Department of Health and the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) from the UK Government’s Newton Fund.ERICA-SA will utilise lifestyle data and biological samples collected by the Johannesburg Cancer Study (JCS) from 20,000 African cancer patients to investigate the causes of cancer and to enhance scientific research capacity in South Africa. This will be the largest study of its kind in Africa.Posed to be the largest study of its kind in Africa, ERICA-SA will support three PhD students and two Postdoc fellows with a background in genetics, microbiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics or biostatistics. Research areas include: Genetic susceptibility to common African

CARTA GRADUATE WORKSHOP 2017 Dates: September 25 – 29, 2017 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Workshop aimTo equip post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research or a research grant or large project that they will lead. Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that addresses a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise and that they want to answer To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work