Month: October 2018

Pump-prime funding call #2 now open

The second CONNECTED PPF call is now open, with the Expression of Interest (EoI) stage, which closes on 18 November 2018. Amongst CONNECTED’s key objectives is enabling members to successfully apply for research funding. To achieve this, we are providing pump-prime funding (PPF) for…

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Spreading the word about the CONNECTED network

With hundreds of members joining the network, successful funding calls, conferences and training events, CONNECTED is thriving … and we are looking for ways to grow further and wider. There are lots of ways that members can further contribute to the network: for…

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Improving food security through collaborative partnerships

In a new blog post for The Cabot Institute, CONNECTED network member Joshua Raymond Muhumuza explores vital issues surrounding global food and nutrition security, with a particular focus on Africa. The article discusses how scientists globally are increasingly coming together in collaborative partnerships to…

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Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus workshop learns about CONNECTED

Delegates at a Cacao Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) workshop in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, became the latest group of conference attendees to be introduced to the CONNECTED network. The September event brought together a number of CCSV experts to try to establish the sampling…

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Plant disease monitoring using social media

A report has been published outlining a successful disease-monitoring campaign that was run on social media channel Twitter. Twitter was used to monitor corn and soybean diseases in the USA during 2016 and 2017 as part of a campaign to involve crop scouts,…

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Apply now for CONNECTED Training Vouchers worth up to £3,000

Opportunities for lab visits, work shadowing, courses / workshops Applications are now invited from CONNECTED network members for a new scheme which allows early career researchers (ECRs) from any country to apply for a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000.…

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