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.
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.
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.
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The Global Health Training Centre offers a free and open access e-Learning resource which has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard University (Harvard MRCT) Ethics Tool Kit.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a module on community engagement which may be of interest to MESH users. The module can be viewed here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/essential-elements-ethics/essential-element-7-community-engagement/1869/
The Global Health Training Centre offers free research ethics online training adapted from an e-Learning course and resource package designed and produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for use by internal staff.
The resource, which can be found here, includes a course on engageing with communities which can be found here: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/elearning/education/research-ethics/engaging-with-communities/1492/