Grants are available for training and technology/knowledge exchange visits of up to £10,000, via competitive application to the Network Executive Committee.
The Network aims to encourage Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and career progression amongst its members. To achieve this, the call is specifically open to registered PhD students from DAC-list countries and early career researchers from the UK or DAC-list countries.
The purpose of these awards is to support training opportunities and exchanges for the transfer of knowledge and skills in genetic and symbiont vector control strategies and related fields. The exchanges will be valuable in terms of increasing interaction between members' groups, ensuring complex techniques are widely disseminated, and help increase research capacity by giving researchers a broader outlook and range of skills and experience.
The activities supported under this scheme could include laboratory exchanges between member groups, work shadowing, attendance at courses or workshops.
Training visit awards are expected to last up to 3 months and priority will be given to the following:
- Visits to acquire new techniques or transfer technologies or knowledge
- Collaborative visits to and from OECD DAC list countries
Visits should be concluded by 30 June 2020, to allow time for reporting and payment within the term of the ANTI-VeC Network.
The ANTI-VeC Network focuses on the development of genetic / symbiont vector control strategies and related fields. This includes:
suppression and replacement / transmission blocking approaches
vector-pathogen/symbiont interactions and line creation
underlying vector biology relevant to genetic intervention
relevant aspects of vector ecology and behaviour
social science of community acceptance
mathematical / economic modelling
All applications must be within the scope of the ANTI-VeC network and its remit.
- Application deadline: Open call - no specified deadline
- Notification of funding: Within 4-5 weeks of application
- Funding available: Within 4-5 weeks of application
How to apply
Funding is available to early career ANTI-VeC network members based for work in UK or DAC-list countries. Applicants must apply to become a network member if not already one. Membership is open to all those with an interest in the field and the network is free-of-charge to join via the Join us section.
Applications are welcome from:
- Registered PhD students from DAC-list countries
- Early career researchers including post-docs and lecturer level staff staff from UK or DAC-list countries
Please refer to the DAC list of ODA recipient countries for LMIC eligibility: https://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/daclist.htm
Please read the Application Guidance document providing further information. It provides important information on the eligibility of applicants and costs.
A list of reference documents are provided below for download.
The completed application form should be submitted as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following documents are available to view and download:
ANTI-VeC Training and Technology/Knowledge Exchange Visits Application Guidance
ANTI-VeC Training and Technology/Knowledge Exchange Visits Application Form
OECD DAC List countries
Michelle Connolly, Network Manager