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Welcome to our November newsletter

This week is International Week of Science and Peace

We shine a spotlight on science engagement initatives Science is Wonderful! and the global science communcation competition FameLab International.

We also 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. 

With best wishes,


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Selection of current opportunites


Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh seeks a Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development. Apply by 28 November.

Liverpool John Moores University is recruiting a Reader in Cardiovascular Health. Apply by 29 November.

Springer Nature seeks a Principal Medical Writer (inScience Communications). Locations: UK- London, Chester or Knutsford. Apply by 8 December.


RMIT European Doctoral Innovators Program (REDI) is recruiting 24 Early-stage Researchers: architecture, urban design, business management, engineering, information & communication technologies, natural sciences & social sciences. Apply by 30 November.

Postdoctoral fellowships

CfACTs - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) COFUND Fellows x 3 - Digital Creative Technologies - Bournemouth University. Research fields: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, GAN, Rendering, Hair Modelling, Facial Modelling. Apply by 27 March 2022.

Calls for proposals - Horizon EU Cluster 1 Health

The calls for proposals under Horizon EU Cluster 1 Health are open.

Topics include:

  • Health in a changing society
  • Health promoting environment
  • Tackling diseases
  • Access to innovative healthcare
  • New technologies
  • Health industry
New funding calls under British Council Going Global Partnerships

Going Global Partnerships is a new British Council programme that builds stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems.

NIHR announces package of funding for research on climate and health at COP26

The National Institute for Health Research will launch a new sustainability-themed package of funding for research into climate and health, NIHR Chief Executive Professor Lucy Chappell has announced at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

​The new funding package includes a £20 million funding call specifically to develop new evidence to improve the health outcomes of people most impacted by climate change and extreme weather events in low and middle income countries through adaptation and development of health service provision.

Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship deadline approaching

The five-year Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships will enable UK universities and not-for-profit research institutions to attract and recruit internationally outstanding leading researchers to their organisation.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Apply by 29 November

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.

Register for the EURAXESS Mentoring programmes

Would you like to develop new skills and knowledge, make new contacts and create a professional relationship with someone from another part of the world?

Then why not sign up for the EURAXESS Mentoring Programme?

The programme is aimed at two target groups:

  • Early-stage researchers coming from third countries interested in international mobility in European country (mentees) and
  • Highly skilled researchers willing to support the integration of researchers coming from third countries in a European country (mentors).

The programme also offers an opportunity to early-stage researchers coming from an European country (mentees) to enter a mentoring relationship with highly skilled researchers from third countries (mentors).

Science is Wonderful! Running until 26 November

Free and open to everybody, Science is Wonderful! brings the world of science to primary and secondary schools all over Europe. Scientists from all disciplines are ready to exchange online with teachers and pupils speaking any language, to inspire them and show them the magical world of research. The event will run until 26 November.

FameLab International 2021 contestants announced

The names of the ten researchers and young professionals selected to compete for the title of world’s best science communicator in the FameLab International 2021 Online Final have been announced.

Watch the International Final live-stream on the FameLab YouTube channel on 25 November at 16.00 GMT.

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