Training

Current training opportunities

V4: The CONNECTED Development Programme for Early Career Researchers

Applications are now open to network members to attend Virus Vector Vice Versa (V4): a fully-funded ten-day residential course at the University of Bristol, UK.

The purpose of V4: The CONNECTED Development Programme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) is to create a cohort of ECRs with a joint understanding of virology and entomology which enables them to collaborate effectively on the research challenges of plant vector borne diseases in Africa.

V4 will run from Monday 10 – Friday 21 June 2019 inclusive, at The School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

Applications are now open, closing on Sunday 24 February 2019. Full information about this programme, along with the application form and guidance notes, are available using this link.

All year-round training for existing courses

For the whole of 2019, we are offering network members the opportunity to apply for training funding. Full information here.

Don’t miss out. To receive news of further training opportunities, join the CONNECTED network using this link.

 

Previous training opportunities

Training Vouchers

Network members were invited to apply to a CONNECTED scheme allowing early career researchers from any country to apply for a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000. To see the full list of successful applicants, use this link.

We will be opening similar opportunities later in 2019. Meanwhile, do bear in mind the funding that is available for ‘all year-round training for existing courses’ during 2019 (see item above).

Don’t miss out. To receive news of further training opportunities, join the CONNECTED network using this link.

An introduction to virus and vector diagnostics

Applications are now closed: they were open to network members to fully fund travel, accommodation, subsistence and all training costs for 12 successful applicants to attend a five-day course, organised by CONNECTED  in association with Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA – ILRI) Hub, in Nairobi from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2019.

Bioinformatics

Members were able to apply for full funding for a course at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, starting in January 2019.

Early Career Researcher Training Workshop

We ran a two-day training course for Early Career Researcher network members in May 2018, in Uganda. Focused on leadership & management skills, grant and paper writing, it was organised by Scriptoria. You can read what attendees had to say about the training here.