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Funding opportunities for global health researchers in Horizon 2020


New GLOBVAC call launched

67 million NOK is available for projects within all thematic areas of GLOBVAC. The call encourages research that sheds light on the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs. The deadline is February 14th 2018.

Revised Work programme GLOBVAC

The revised Work programme for GLOBVAC is now available. It covers the period 2017-2020.

EU and CEPI calls for proposals


Call for PhD courses in register-based research on Health and Welfare

The NORDFORSK-call is to support Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research on health and welfare.

Can incomplete abortion be treated more safely and less expensively?

Incomplete abortion is one of the main causes of obstetric complications in Malawi. Surgical management with curettage is the most common treatment, despite WHO’s recommendation to use manual vacuum aspiration (MVA). Researchers are looking to see whether training health personnel in MVA can increase the use of this method.

GLOBVAC- Cuts in original funding plans

Friday's press release from the government about additional funding to GLOBVAC for NOK 35 million per year for three years, in total NOK 105 million, is a follow up of Norad's advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Scholarships for young scientists to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum in Lusaka

The Eighth EDCTP Forum took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 6-9 November 2016. The EDCTP (European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.

Can simple dietary advice improve maternal and child health?

In Mangochi in Malawi, researchers have mapped local food intake and habits to arrive at simple and accessible nutrition advice for pregnant women. They are now testing how village volunteers can teach women to make small modifications to common dishes. The aim is to improve the intake and uptake of important nutrients during pregnancy, and increase the weight of both the mothers and their babies.

Interested in arranging Nordic Graduate Education Courses within register-based research?

Nordforsk announces a new call within the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare which will be launched in the beginning of February 2017. Applications for funding of Nordic PhD education courses in the area of register-based research will be invited.

Does prolonged malaria treatment save lives?

A large multinational project seeks to find out whether malaria treatment will improve the health of children with anaemia after discharge from hospital. The researchers will also study whether this could be a simple, cost-effective method to prevent disease, readmission to hospital and even death.

57 million NOK for innovation to combat poverty

Four innovation projects aiming to combat poverty in developing countries have been granted funding.

The GLOBVAC conference 2017

The 10th Conference on Global Health and Vaccination Research took place in Trondheim 14-15 March 2017.

GLOBVAC received 22 applications for symposia as part of the 2017 conference


Call for poster abstracts

Researchers, health practitioners and in particular students are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the GLOBVAC conference 2017.

Invitation to organize symposia/workshops - The 10th GLOBVAC Conference

The Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) conference programme committee invites researchers to send in applications for symposia/workshops as part of the conference. Deadline for applications is 15th September 2016.

New policy for researcher recruitment to increase interaction and international mobility

The Research Council of Norway has drawn up a new policy for recruitment to the research sector. The policy is designed to increase interaction between academia and working life, and make it easier for young researchers to gain international experience.

Videos and presentations from information meeting on Visjon2030

The Research Council is launching a call for innovation projects and formative dialogue research aiming to help combat poverty. Here are the presentations from the meeting on June 21st.

New funding mechanism to help combat poverty

Through the new funding mechanism Visjon2030 there will be a call for innovation projects in education and health aiming to help combat poverty, and a call on formative dialogue reseach to follow the innovation projects from start to end. Welcome to an information meeting 21 June.

Abstract submission for the Eighth EDCTP Forum


Norwegian funding for development of lifesaving vaccine

The Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) has helped to fund the development of a vaccine against the deadly rotavirus, which affects children in particular. The vaccine is now being added to India’s immunisation programme.

Introduces lifesaving vaccine in India

The GLOBVAC-program at The Research Council of Norway has contributed financially to develop a new vaccine against the deadly rotavirus. The vaccine was recently introduced in India's Universal Immunization Program.

Top-notch global health research

The Research Council's Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) represents a major and beneficial component of Norway’s efforts to promote global health, according to the findings of a mid-term evaluation of the programme.

Mid-term evaluation of GLOBVAC

The evaluation team finds that the GLOBVAC programme has made significant achievements in a number of areas and fills an important gap in the Norwegian funding landscape. It has been particularly successful in boosting the national capacity for global health and vaccination research, concludes the report.

Global health conferences in 2016 and 2017


Outlines for innovation projects with the aim to reduce poverty

Call for outlines with deadline 17 February. The VISJON2030 initiative is to contribute to poverty reduction by developing and scaling up innovative solutions that promote achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for education and health.

Results from the 2015 call for PhD proposals to GLOBVAC

The GLOBVAC call for PhD applications with deadline 9 September 2015 received 14 applications. The total amount applied for was 54 million Norwegian kroner. The GLOBVAC Programme Board held their grant allocation meeting 12 January 2016.

Continued growth in medical and health science research

Medical and health science research in Norway has increased substantially – by six per cent annually from 1995 to 2013 – according to a new report. This represents the largest real growth in all research fields.

TB joins HIV as the world's most deadly infectious disease

The latest report from WHO released this week shows that TB now joins HIV as the world's most deadly infectious disease.

No Call for Innovation Projects with deadline in October 2015

The planned GLOBVAC call for innovation projects, which was expected to be released this autumn with deadline in October will not be announced. We will revert with more information should we receive instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.