What’s happening in Sci4Dev this week? 09/03/2018

9 March, 2018

Announcements and News

  • International Development Committee has launched a new inquiry into sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector and is requesting written evidence by 6 April – parliament.uk
  • BEIS published the UK government overview of Britain’s participation in Horizon 2020 – gov.uk
  • International Development Secretaryannounces launch of Jo Cox Memorial Grants in the lead up to International Women’s Day – gov.uk
  • The UKRI Board has announced the members for the ESRCEPSRC and NERC councils – UKRI
  • UK and Saudi Arabia announce new partnership of a joint £100m fund to boost livelihoods and economic development in world’s poorest countries on Crown Prince’s visit – gov.uk
  • DFID and the Charity Commission co-hosted a summit on safeguarding to drive up sector standards – gov.uk
  • BEIS confirms five-year funding cycles will continue at UKRI – *Research
  • MRC-funded Alzheimer’s researchers win world’s top brain research prize – MRC
  • DFID published its strategic vision for gender equality in the call to action document, “Her Potential, Our Future” – gov.uk


Reports and events

Other news and interesting links

  • Pensions strike ‘poisons relations’ on UK campuses – Times Higher Education
  • 8 Wellcome Trust projects to increase vital knowledge about women’s health, to mark International Women’s Day – Wellcome Trust
  • Podcast: Transforming the world for girls – ODI
  • Why sharing research outcomes is a vital part of environmental science – NERC
  • How close are we to a cure for Huntington’s? – Mosaic

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