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T19: all year-round funding for network members’ training

A Christmas and New Year gift to network members The CONNECTED Training Voucher scheme proved popular during its first call. There will be further calls, offering similar opportunities to organise funded lab visits, work shadowing and workshops. Further details of dates will follow……

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Training Voucher successful applications

You can now read the list of those who successfully applied for one of our Training Vouchers during the first round of the scheme. Network members were invited to apply to a CONNECTED scheme allowing early career researchers from any country to seek…

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Vector & virus diagnostics course, Kenya, March 2019

Early career researchers have a golden opportunity to apply for full funding to attend a five-day introductory level vector and virus diagnostics course in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2019, which is being run by CONNECTED in association with Biosciences eastern and central Africa…

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Fully funded places available for bioinformatics course, starting Jan 2019

Bioinformatics training opportunity CONNECTED is pleased to open a new training opportunity to network members: We will fully fund a small number of places on a bioinformatics course in Sweden. It starts on 21 January 2019, so the application window is a small…

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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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