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Deadline: 12 August 2018This is a second call for the current opportunity. Candidates who have already applied, need not apply again.The University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, from among the doctoral graduates and early-career postdoctoral fellows linked to networks and initiatives supported by Carnegie Corporation New York (CCNY).Researchers working within an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to developing a deeper understanding of the African bioeconomy are encouraged to apply. The program will select fellows from the following eligible CCNY supported programs:African Humanities Program Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) University of Cape Town (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows) University of Ghana (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows) Makerere University (Corporation-supported postdoctoral fellows & MISR doctoral graduates) Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship Program Networks comprising the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE):AFNNET AMSEN SABINA

Three postdoctoral research fellowships are available, tenable for two years.Deadline: June 22, 2018The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit is a leading health and population research center that supports a major research infrastructure including a health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS) covering the Agincourt sub-district of rural Mpumalanga Province adjacent to Mozambique.  Taking a life course approach, the Unit undertakes interdisciplinary observational and intervention research collaborating with scientists from South African and sub-Saharan, UK/European and North American institutions.Successful Postdoctoral Fellows will join a multidisciplinary team of research and data scientists and enjoy unparalleled opportunity across all stages of the research process, including ethics and public engagement, field science, research data management, and research-to-policy engagement.  Fellows will be supported and mentored to publish in peer-review journals.Fellows will follow a tailored programme embedded in focus research areas depending on their background, experience, and interest:Adolescent health and development (including HIV and mental health) Adult health and ageing (including non-communicable

Deadline: June 4, 2018 Dates: November 7-8, 2018 Venue: University of Neuchâtel About the workshop The Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 focuses on the contribution of social sciences on population’s health. A good understanding of health determinants not only offers options to complement the health care system but also helps to understand why Switzerland is often struggling to introduce effective health policies and how this situation can be overcome.  The conference is aimed at public health experts from research and practice and is intended to show the full scope of the conference theme. It is designed to provide inspiration and ideas why a good theory is needed for a good practice and shows concrete options for actions.   Abstracts may be submitted as follows: Forms of presentation Poster The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland. The posters will remain hanging throughout the

Application deadline: May 11, 2018 The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their

Deadline: April 30, 2018   The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.   The Fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. For purposes of this call, “bioeconomy” is defined activities that make use of bio-innovations, and are based on biological sources, materials and processes to generate sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.   Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:   • Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life. • Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement. • The politics of

Deadline: March 16,  2018 The Economics of Tobacco Control (ETC) Project is based in the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The Project does research on a variety of aspects related to the economics of tobacco control, including the following: estimation of price elasticities of tobacco products, the role of the excise tax structure and level on consumption, the response by the tobacco industry to tax and legislative changes, the size of the illicit market and ways to curb illicit tobacco. The Project comprises about ten researchers and a number of support staff. The website of the ETC project can be found at www.tobaccoecon.uct.ac.za. Attached to the ETC Project, is the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Elimination of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The

IBM Health Corps is a global pro bono program focused on tackling health disparities. Akin to an incubator, IBM provides the environment, experts, and services needed to nurture new ideas in public and population health that use technology to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes.IBM Health Corps is looking for projects & organisations that focus on using data, technology, and design to expand access to health services and improve health systems and population outcomes, to partner with. In 2018, Health Corps partnerships will be focused on two areas:Cancer: Increasing access to health and public health services, improving the quality of care, and decreasing the cost of diagnosis and treatment in cancer. Health workforce: Empowering the health workforce around the world to be better equipped to make decisions in their respective environments.Find out more

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and AAAS are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from May 21-25, 2018.This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work, and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).The completed application should be submitted via the online