New Mesh Guide to Wellcome Trust Funding for Engagement

Wellcome's recently launched Public Engagement Fund will be open to anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. The scheme will be open to applicants based in a low- or middle-income country within Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or East Asia and Pacific.

We have now created a Mesh guide to the funding to pick out the tips and information most useful to those working in these settings.

The scheme, open in January 2017, is for anything from £5,000 to £3 million for up to 5 years. The Public Engagement fund replaces the International Engagement Awards. 

Journal For Community Engagement: Global Health Communication

Routledge has published the first of its Global Health Communication journal, an open access journal that addresses health questions from multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures. 

The journal creates a space for the international research community to advance scholarship around the role of communication processes in global public health, policy and behavior change. Although focussed in description on "communication" the articles in the first issue include multiple examples of high level community engagement work so it will certainly be of interest to the Mesh community.

News from the Field

Job Opportunity: Head of Public Engagement at Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), one of South Africa’s largest independent research institutes,is looking for someone to Head their Public Engagement team; could it be you?

Deadline: 16 February 2017