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Welcome to our October newsletter

We bring you a selection of the latest opportunities available to the scientific research community via the EURAXESS UK portal and through the British Council and its networks. 

If you have any comments or content suggestions, we warmly welcome your feedback.

With best wishes,


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Upcoming Deadlines

Springer Nature seeks an Associate or Senior Editor (Human Genetics/Genomics), Nature Communications. Location: London, New York, Shanghai or Berlin. Apply by 19 October.

The Pirbright Institute is looking for a Postdoctoral Scientist -Bioinformatician. Apply by 19 October.

The Francis Crick Institute seeks a Postdoctoral Training Fellow: Structural Biology. Apply by 21 October.

International Baccalaureate is advertising for a Programme Design Lead. This role is primarily remote with the possibility of working from one of its four IB Global Centres: Cardiff, The Hague, Washington DC and Singapore. Apply by 22 October.

MSCA opens €72.5m call for Staff Exchanges

The Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges offer unique opportunities for researchers and innovators. Staff Exchange actions can be used to enlarge your networks, share knowledge and turn cutting-edge research into innovative products and services.

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 9 March 2022.

New funding calls under British Council Going Global Partnerships

The British Council's Going Global Partnerships programme supports partnerships between universities, colleges, education policy makers, civil society organisations and industry partners in the UK and around the world. 

A range of funding calls are now open - please visit the website for the latest opportunities. 

Healthy Ageing Conference BIRAX UK- Israel: 3 - 4 November 2021

A cross-disciplinary brainstorming conference: sessions will include Molecular Ageing, Ageing in Society, Age Associated Diseases and much more. The conference will be in a hybrid format:online and at Tel Aviv University.

Participants at the conference will be eligible to apply for The BIRAX Ageing UK-IL Call for Travel Grants 2021-22.

Free registration.

UK Research & Innovation at COP26

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is working with the UK government, our wider community and partners at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

Register to access the UKRI virtual presence, access all webinars, panel discussions, exhibitor booths and engage with researchers and innovators.

Search the latest hosting offers in Europe

Are you a researcher interested in carrying out your research in Europe?

Check out the latest hosting offers (Expressions of Interest) from research institutions interested in supporting your application to the MSCA Individual Fellowships Calls, as well as offers from institutions.

International research workshops

The British Council is currently advertising two international research workshops under Newton Fund Researcher Links: Crop Disease Monitoring and Forecasting; Re-thinking the Healthy City in the post-Covid19 era. 

ERC Grant Writing workshop: have your say

Are you interested in the submitting a bid to the European Research Council’s (ERC)? Have you already received an ERC grant and are interested in the next phase?

The British Council - with the support of UKRO in its capacity as UK National Contact Point for the ERC - is planning to host an online workshop on writing proposals for ERC grants. To help identify preferences, priorities and training needs, the British Council invites interested participants to complete a short online survey.

This survey is aimed at First Stage and Recognised Researchers, though responses from Established and Leading Researchers are also welcomed. Closing date for survey: 28 October 2021.


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