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Essentials of Nursing Critically Sick Children 

22 July 2024
(Ends 17 September 2024)
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To equip nurses, who work regularly or occasionally with sick children, with essential knowledge and skills to confidently provide the most appropriate nursing care to sick children and their families.
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  • How multilingual are we? A survey of African Languages used in the Faculty of Health Sciences

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    The Centring African Languages to Decolonize Curricula (CALDC) project invites you to participate in a voluntary research study about the linguistic proficiency in African languages among staff and students in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.

    The purpose of this study is to collect useful demographic information from and of people in the Faculty of Health Sciences that speak and use African home languages. This demographic information will help in developing clear strategies to strengthen the development and use of African languages in for teaching and learning. Participation in this study will involve completing a 27-item online language history questionnaire. Duration to complete the survey is approximately 20 minutes. Participation in this study is free and voluntary with no monetary compensation. Participants are free to withdraw from the study at anytime.

    Who is eligible?
    - Academic staff and students. For this study academic staff refers to all members of the faculty employed in an educator capacity by the University of Cape Town, therefore have UCT email addresses.

    - Students refer to all those who are registered as students in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

    Complete this survey and stand a chance to win 1 of 4 pairs of crocs! Entry into the draw
    is only through successful completion of the survey! Don’t miss out!

    Please find the survey here.

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement:  Wellcome Trust Awards 

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    The Wellcome Trust seeks to fund researchers addressing important questions relating to life, health, and wellbeing, with creative approaches that push boundaries. Applications are requested from researchers through innovative projects, that will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health, and wellbeing.  

    Two grant schemes are available: 

    • Early-Career Awards scheme, for researchers ready to develop their research identity 
    • Career Development Awards scheme, for researchers with the potential to be international research leaders 

    Research proposals may be in any discipline - including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health - as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with the Wellcome Trust’s funding remit.   

    Award details:   

    • Early-Career Awards scheme:  
      • Grants are available for up to five years and applicants may request salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses. 
    • Career Development Awards scheme:  
      • Grants are available for up to eight years and applicants may request salary (if required) and the resources required for their research programme. 

    Funder deadlines (3 deadlines per year): 

    • Early-Career Award: 15 February, 21 May & 01 October 2024 
    • Career Development Award: 11 April, 25 July & 26 November 2024 

    Please find the full call for the Early-Career Award opportunity here, and for the Career Development Award opportunity here. 

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: NIH Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Ageing (RO1/R21)

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    This R01 Research Project Grant (PAR-24-091) and R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (PAR-24-092) invites applications at the intersection of HIV and ageing by proposing research that aims to meet the following objectives: 

    • Improve the understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioural aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 
    • Improve approaches for testing, preventing, and treating HIV infection, and managing HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying current aging science approaches. 

    Award details:  

    • R01 Research Project Grant  
      • Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  
      • Maximum project period is 5 years. 
    • R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
      • Combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year. 
      • Maximum project period is 2 years. 

    Funder Deadlines:   

    • General Applications: 
      • R01- 05 June 2024 
      • R21- 16 June 2024 
    • AIDS-related applications: 07 September 2024 


    Please read the full announcement here.