International Science Council calls for nominations to the 2022 ISC Fellowship

Submit your nominations for the next intake of 60 Fellows by 7 October.

On 9 June 2022, the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.

Call for Proposals: School Meals Coalition Week -One year since its launch!

The School Meals Coalition Week will be held on October 11-14, 2022. It will be a series of virtual events, led by partners and managed by the School Meals Coalition Secretariat to celebrate the first year since the launch of the Coalition and to put the focus on what needs to be done moving forward to achieve the Coalition’s objectives.

The Coalition is launching an open call for proposals for ideas to shape School Meals Coalition Week programming to complement sessions already being organized that will provide updates on the work of the Coalition’s initiatives and its leading governments.

It will be an opportunity to give partners visibility, raise specific issues they are interested in sharing, and showcase projects, success or progress towards the goals of the coalition. It will also be an opportunity to gather partners together, showing how multisectoral collaboration is working in practice.

The closing date to submit ideas is August 20th. See the attached application form for more information.

CALL FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: SCIENCE BY WOMEN

Deadline, September 30, 2022

Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 8th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women, aimed at selecting 22 senior African women scientists to be integrated into 21 top research Spanish centers in the following areas: health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climatic change.

So far more than 100 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhancing their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer. You can find the presentation as well as the rules and guidelines in the link  Mujeres por África 8th Edition – Science by woman – Mujeres por África (mujeresporafrica.es)

The program’s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy.

The Women for Africa Foundation is a private entity aimed at contributing to the sustainable development of Africa through the drive of its women. 

  For further information contact: science.by.women@mujeresporafrica.es 

June 7: World Food Safety Day

Safer Food, Better Health

Foodborne diseases affect 1 in 10 people worldwide each year. There are over 200 of these diseases – some mild, but others deadly. 

The United Nations General Assembly established World Food Safety Day in 2018 to raise awareness of this important issue. WHO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other stakeholders.

This year’s theme, “Safer food, better health”, highlights the role that safe, nutritional food plays in ensuring human health and well-being and calls for a set of specific actions to make food safer.

We all have a role to play; whether we grow, process, transport, store, sell, buy, prepare or serve food, food safety is in all our hands. And if we work together, we can all help achieve safer food for better health.

Visit https://www.who.int/news-room/events for more information on the events and how you can get involved.

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International Fellowship Opportunity

Applications are invited to the Urban Studies Foundation’s International Fellowships for urban scholars from the Global South. Each award will cover the cost of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice, worldwide, for the purpose of writing up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book. Deadline: 9 May 2022

British Nutrition Foundation Drummond Early Career Scientist Award 2022.

The award recognises early-career nutrition scientists, whether working in academia, policy or industry, who show great potential to be future leaders in the field. Applications are welcome from any country.

Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit an abstract that could be turned into a mini-review describing an emerging area of human nutrition science that would be suitable for submission to the British Nutrition Foundation’s peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Bulletin.

The winner receives a £500 honorarium and a year’s online subscription to Nutrition Bulletin upon acceptance of their review for publication.

Details of previous recipients of the award, along with the eligibility criteria and instructions for applying this year can be found here.

The deadline for applications for this award is midnight on 19 June 2022.

Vacancies – CEO and Junior Administration Officer at the International Science Council

  •  The International Science Council is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization through its next stage of development. Reporting to the President and Governing Board, the CEO will lead the development and delivery of a compelling shared vision for the future of the ISC, enhancing its profile and maximizing its impact. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader to play an important and highly visible role in the continued development of the ISC and the delivery of its mission and vision. Please visit for more information, and share with your networks: https://council.science/appointment-of-chief-executive-officer/

International Science Council News and Events

ISC webinar on the inclusion and participation of women in global science organizations

In the frame of the ISC Gender Equality in Science project (https://council.science/actionplan/gender-equality/), the ISC – together with GenderINSITE and the IAP – published a study in 2021 reporting on the inclusion and participation of women in more than 120 science organizations that are coordinated at a global level, finding that women are still under-represented. Join ISC for the related webinar presenting the findings of this study.

Call for action to support at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists

In the frame of the ISC Science in Exile project (https://council.science/actionplan/science-in-exile/) ISC invite you to attend our launch webinar of the declaration “Supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists: A call to action”. The webinar will outline the key commitments necessary at a global level for immediate and long-term support and protection to scholars and scientists who are at-risk, displaced or refugees, to build a better future for them, science and society at large.

  • Date: 14 March 2022
  • Time: 12:00 – 13:30 UTC
  • Register: https://council.science/events/science-in-exile-declaration-launch/
  • The ISC “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa (LIRA)” programme was launched in 2016 to foster scientific contributions from Africa to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With its conclusion in 2021, the ISC is now seeking nominations for team members of an evaluation group to prepare a review of the LIRA programme.
  • We invite ISC Members and your networks to nominate candidates with experience in undertaking project evaluation to be considered for the review group by 22 March 2022 via https://council.science/current/news/call-evaluation-lira2030/.

Call for nominations for members of the LAC regional liaison committee

Following the launch of the new ISC regional presence in Latin America and the Caribbean in January, ISC invite nominations for candidates serving on the Liaison Committee of the ISC Regional Focal Point for the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Members of the committee will be involved in the development and delivery of a region-specific ISC work plan as well as the mobilization of active and continuous engagement of the regional ISC community over the next three years.

Please submit your nominations by 15 March via https://council.science/current/news/call-lac-liaison-committee/.

Visit the ISC website for more news and events

IAEA Suggestions of potential topics based on the assessment of body composition and human milk intake and possible stakeholders

IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme 2024-2025 Cycle now open

IAEA are happy to announce that their new Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for the cycle 2024-2025. National, Regional and Inter-regional project concept notes for capacity building projects can now be prepared and submitted to the IAEA for consideration for funding.

If you have an interesting project idea, please get in contact with the National Liaison Officer (NLO) in your country immediately since the deadline for submitting project outlines to the IAEA is 30 April 2022. The NLO is the primary contact person between the IAEA and your country and will be able to provide guidance on the format and the process. 

IAEA are proposing in the image above a few topics and isotope techniques for projects and possible stakeholders to involve from the beginning. Please consider how to align the project idea to priority developmental needs and national strategies in your country.

Please contact NAHRES (nahres@iaea.org) if you do not know who your NLO is or if you would need additional information.

To learn more about The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) programme on nutrition and how it enhances countries’ capabilities to combat malnutrition for better health throughout life, read their factsheet here.