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Newton Fund
Funding Call: Newton Mobility Grants
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:00

Newton Mobility one-year awards are intended to strengthen the research capacity/capability of, and contribute to promoting economic development and social welfare in, the overseas country. The awards will also initiate the development of longer-term links between the overseas and UK researchers.

Awards might include a range of related activities, but mobility (in the form of visits and exchanges, etc.) should form an integral part of proposals. The main purpose of the funding is to cover travel and maintenance costs, although costs related to other eligible activities will be considered. Partnerships including a training element and involving scholars in the early stages in their career will be looked on favourably.

Fogarty PhD Fellowships
Fogarty PhD Fellowships in HIV-associated Tuberculosis
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:15

The Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program is calling for applications for two PhD fellowship opportunities in Basic and Clinical Science.

Travel bursaries available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:00

Travel bursaries are available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference which takes place on 12 - 15 May 2019 at the University of Dundee, UK. The bursary will cover conference registration and a contribution towards travel costs up to £1000-£1500.

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 13:30

Scientists from South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the results of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents.

Invited Plenary Speaker: Dr Thomas Kariuki
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:00

Dr Thomas Kariuki speaks on “Building  Network of Scientific Excellence in Africa: the AAS Approach” 

Prestigious Wellcome Fellowship awarded
Dr Muki Shey awarded prestigious Wellcome Fellowship
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:45

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa congratulates Dr Muki Shey on his Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Fogarty Research Team
First fruits of Fogarty HIV-TB training programme
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 15:00

Four of the Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program trainees have been selected to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Summer School, which takes place at Johns Hopkins University in the United States from 11 to 30 June.

Fogarty HATTP medical students seminar
UCT medical students introduced to HIV-TB clinical research
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 08:45

Twenty medical students attended the first Fogarty HIV-associated Tuberculosis Training Program seminar at UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences on 4th and 5th May 2018.

Robert Millar rated 'A' for a 5th time by the National Research Foundation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:00

Robert Millar has been re-acknowledged by the NRF as an internationally recognised leading scholar in his field of research - peptide regulators of reproductive hormones.

Care providers in ART care to reconsider measures of care retention
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:30

Samantha Kaplan, former Fogarty Global Health Fellow at UCT, Andrew Boulle, Graeme Meintjes (CIDRI-Africa) & colleagues publish results from study with ~40 000 patients at 13 Khayelitsha ART clinics.

New results with retaining people living with HIV in care: dynamics of disengagement
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:30

Samantha Kaplan, former Fogarty Global Health Fellow at UCT supervised by Andrew Boulle & Graeme Meintjes (CIDRI-Africa) have shown that care providers in ART care need to reconsider measures of care retention for highly mobile populations.

Ed Rybicki rated 'A' by the National Research Foundation
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:30

Ed Rybicki is acknowledged by the NRF as an internationally recognised leading scholar in his field of research - vaccine biotechnology.

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