New 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 and you can apply for anything from £5,000 to £3 million for up to 5 years. The scheme isn’t open yet, but you will be able to submit applications from early January 2017.

The Public Engagement fund replaces the International Engagement Awards. For more information on what has changed and why click here.

New Journal For Community Engagement: Global Health Communication

Routledge has recently 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.

Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Science Communication Workshop

Location: Hyderabad, India

Date: 2-3 March 2017

Deadline for submitting the application: 16 December 2016, 5:00 PM IST

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is pleased to announce its 15th Science Communication Workshop. The Workshop will provide an interactive platform for young researchers to discuss with their peers and mentors various issues pertaining to science communication and career advancement.

For more information visit our upcoming training and events page.

News from the Field

Fred Hutch Trust: Community trust is key as researchers start a new trial across 15 sites in South Africa (29 November 2016)

In Bangkok? Catch the Puppet Theatre on Antimicrobial Resistance and Research with Children

If you are in Bangkok, Thailand between October and December 2016 you may be interested in catching a performance of a new innovative puppet theatre piece developed by the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and B-Floor. Theatre Production The piece has been designed to engage the public and health care providers with issues surrounding animicrobial resistance and research with children.

For more information and dates visit our upcoming events page.

Image credit: credit Nicky Almasy