On behalf of the scientific committee we invite psychiatrists, practitioners, psychiatric mental health nurses, psychologists, health scientists, educators, trainers, researchers, managers, and policymakers engaged in the prevention, management, research into violence and aggression in mental health and intellectual disability settings to submit an abstract and / or attend the 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry to be held in Dublin, Ireland 26-28 October 2017.

In 2017 the congress will be held in Dublin – Ireland. Since the first European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry the meeting has expanded rapidly in terms of the number of scientific contributions and participants; the previous congress in Copenhagen in 2015 was attended by more than 600 participants from 36 countries.

The 10th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry is co-organized by the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) & the European Network for Training in the Management of Aggression (ENTMA08), and is a World Psychiatric Association (WPA) co-sponsored meeting. 

The 10th European Congress on Violence will focus strongly on clinically relevant and practically useful interdisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge with regard to interventions aimed at treating and reducing violence and aggression. The overall congress theme: “Creating collaborative care: a multi-partnership approach” reflects our commitment to partnership working between clinicians, researchers, educators, service users and carers.

Please submit your abstract electronically by the 1st of March 2017. Poster abstracts can be submitted till the 1st of August 2017.

Approval of accreditation will be requested from the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) for the award of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits, and from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) for the award of International Continuing Nursing Education Credits (ICNECs).

We cordially welcome you to Dublin  – Ireland, October 2017

The Secratariat of the Union for the Mediterranean offers several opportunities for young graduate and postgraduate students or recently graduated candidates to have an experiecnce in an International Organisation.

General Requirements for the candidates:

- No more than 30 years of age;
– Be recent graduates or students in a recognized university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies;
– A working knowledge of English, French or Arabic is required. Knowledge of one of the other two, or Spanish is an asset;


Interns receive a monthly allowance of €550


The duration of an internship is between 3 up to a maximum of 6 months. Please note that the Internship is divided in two periods, one for the first semester of the year and another one for the second. Internship vacancies are posted twice a year.

Open Vacancies:

Call for Expression of Interest : UfMS Internships 2017– DEADLINE 28th February 2017

All interested candidates are invited to apply and submit their application together with a Cover Letter and the internship form to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

You can find further information and download the Internship Application Form visiting the dedicated web pageof the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

The CANTAB Research Grant

Published in Grants & Awards février 14 2017

The CANTAB Research Grant is open to anyone conducting research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and related subjects where cognitive function is being measured.

The grant fund is to support with the costs of conducting a research study or associated with presenting research at a conference or event. The winning applicants will be rewarded with a grant fund, support from the Cambridge Cognition science team and a CANTAB Connect Research* license to assess cognitive function in their research project.

The winners of the 2016 grant awards can be found here

2017 Prizes:

Primary Award - The CANTAB Research Grant £750 ($950)

Two Secondary awards of £500 ($650)

All winners will also receive a CANTAB Connect Research software license with 150 assessments, worth over £1,500. 

Application deadline: 15th May 2017

Award date: June 2017

Who can apply?

The CANTAB Research Grant is open to anyone conducting research in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience or related subjects and will be awarded to support a research project where cognitive function is being measured. 

What does the research grant include?

The winning applicants will receive a financial grant to support the costs of undertaking their research, as well as, a CANTAB Connect Research* software license with 150 assessments (worth over £1,500). The winners will also have access to mentoring and support from Cambridge Cognition's expert cognitive scientists, including a free online training session for CANTAB Connect Research to become familiar with all the features and functionality within the software.

CANTAB Connect Research contains validated neuropsychological assessments and cloud-based data management software for fast, reliable and precise measurement of cognitive function. 

CANTAB Connect Research includes voiceover test administration instructions view our FAQs for currently supported languages.

How do I apply?

The application process consists of the following elements: 

  • Research proposal (max. 2000 words)
  • Statement on how the funding will be utilized (max. 500 words)
  • Reference in support of the application from a senior member of the relevant university faculty.

Download and complete the application form and then submit it using the form below.

- See more at: http://www.cambridgecognition.com/academic/research-grant#sthash.g2miJUW6.dpuf

What do we offer?

The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leader in global public health issues is committed to building future leaders in public health. WHO's Internship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO.

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks. WHO internships are not paid and all costs of travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern candidate.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are at least twenty years of age on the date of application;
  • you are enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (graduate or postgraduate) (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they start the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification);
  • you have completed three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing (bachelor's level or equivalent) the assignment;
  • you possess a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field;
  • you are not related to a WHO staff member (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father);
  • you are fluent at least in one of the working language of the office of assignment; and
  • you have not previously participated in WHO’s Internship Programme.

How can I apply?

If you are interested in completing an internship at a WHO office please follow the relevant below link(s). You will find information on the application process and additional information on WHO's Internship Programme on the website of the respective office.

WHO Headquarters

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WHO Regional Office for the Americas

WHO Regional Office for Europe

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

WHO Headquarters also accepts interns in the following out-posted offices:

  • WHO Global Service Centre (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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Field of Interest Allergy, Oncology, Cancer, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Immunology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Nephrology, Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Infertility, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology, Global Health, Tropical Diseases, Hepatology, Hematology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Diabetes, Pathology, Public Health, Ophthalmology, Microbiology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Stem cells, Informatics, Data, Geriatrics, Cell biology, all other fields

On 8 February 2017, the Islamic University of Gaza in cooperation with partners involved in the implementation of the Horizon 2020-funded MERID project (coordinated by EMUNI), is hosting a series of panel sessions on the topic of “Renewable Energy for Desalination: Innovative Research Solutions for Gaza” with renowned experts and researchers representing organisations such as the Middle East Desalination Research Centre, UNICEF or the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, among others.

After the conclusion of the debate sessions, a training event will take place where Ms. Tanya Dimitrova-Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will introduce the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.



MEDRC Water Research organized a technical workshop on “Latest Water Treatment Technologies: Improvements in Membrane Elements” at its headquarters last January 17th. Three distinguished speakers joined us from Belgium, Singapore and Cyprus for presentations on the following topics:

  1. “Produced Water Treatment by Membranes”, Ms. Inge Genné, Leader of Water4Nanotechnologies working group at the European platform WssTP and project manager at VITO
  2. “Use of the Next Generation of Membranes in Desalination by Forward Osmosis FO/ Reverse Osmosis RO and Wastewater Treatment”, Mr. Mark Perry, VP of BD & Sales, Aquaporin Asia Pte. Ltd.
  3. “Pretreatment Cartridges & Filters and how they increase the Membranes lifetime with case studies from Dhekelia Desalination Plant in Cyprus”, Ms. Olga Sallangos, Plant Manager

The workshop helped highlight how the development of synthetic membranes has helped in solving many problems related to water demand and water disposal. But it’s not only in desalination where membrane-based technology is applied. Wastewater reclamation; water purification for food manufacturing; and increasingly, energy generation also require highly efficient and durable membranes. READ MORE

We are excited to announce the second installment of our VolkswagenStiftung-sponsored “Open Labware” course on 3-D printing and electronics to build your own lab equipment. The course will be held at the Department of Physiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Eligibility encompasses all African-based researchers with an MSc degree or higher. In addition, this year we also reserve a number of slots for applications from our funder’s base-country of Germany to foster international exchange. More information on the top of the application form.

Spread the word, print the poster (pdf here!) and apply!

The French Neuroscience Society will support a certain number of PhD students willing to attend NeuroFrance 2017 which will be held in Bordeaux, France, from 17 to 19 May 2017. This support will consist in the exemption of the meeting registration fees.

The candidate must:

  • be a member of the French Neuroscience Society,
  • be a PhD student,
  • have submitted an abstract as 1st author for the meeting.

To be complete, the application must include (PDF format):

  • a brief curriculum vitae (one page maximum) including, information on education and a list of publications and/or communications at meetings,
  • the abstract submitted for the meeting,
  • a recommendation letter.

Applications must be submitted online.


The deadline for application is February 15, 2017.

The French Neuroscience Society offers support to PhD students or young investigators from Africa or Middle East countries in order to attend NeuroFrance 2017, to be held in Bordeaux, May 2017, and to visit French laboratories to search for a post-doctoral position in France.
Prior to their arrival in France, the applicants are requested to contact at least two French laboratories and set up visiting appointments. The financial support will be contingent upon proof of attendance at the meeting and confirmation of visit appointments in the French laboratories.

The following documents must be provided (please use Pdf files):
– A curriculum vitae in English (or French) which should include: the research interests, the provisional or effective year of defense and title of the thesis, publications, congresses /workshops / courses attended indicating presentation type (oral or poster), prizes and grants received as well as current position
– A personal motivation letter and a supervisor recommendation letter
– A copy of the invitation letters and/or confirmation of visiting appointments by French laboratories.

Click here to submit your application

Deadline for application: February 28, 2017.

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) Scholars Program is a 3–12-month program designed to train people from broad disciplines including science and medicine, journalists, artists, writers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, technologists, anthropologists, ethicists, lawyers, etc. All GBHI scholars will be passionate advocates for elders, healthy and impaired. Successful applicants should demonstrate the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, adapt to different cultures, and lead change throughout their careers.

Like the Atlantic Fellows Program, the curriculum for scholars will be tailored for each individual's experience and plan. A core curriculum of neuroscience, neurobehavior, epidemiology, statistics, leadership, communications, health economics, and public policy will constitute part of the experience. Course availability may vary with program start date and duration. Scholars will receive mentoring on their projects,  careers, leadership, and impact on brain health.

Scholars will have engagements at either UCSF or Trinity College Dublin, and up to 32 positions will be filled annually. All scholars will have:

  • A customized, three-to-twelve-month experience
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • Teaching on health economics, leadership, policy, brain health, and dementia, among other topics
  • Observation and participation in clinical cases
  • Access to a network of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers for career-length mentoring and communication

Become a GBHI Scholar

The GBHI Scholars Program is an opportunity to engage your commitment to brain health. Applications are accepted quarterly and competitively reviewed by a selection committee from each partner organization every June, October, and February. A stipend is available for accepted scholars.

Am I Eligible?

GBHI welcomes expressions of interest from people living anywhere in the world and working in all fields of study. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy as well as an ability to implement their intervention in their home community and become a regional leader in brain health. A subset of those who submit an expression of interest will be asked to prepare a full application.

Selection Criteria

Qualities sought in the selection of GBHI Scholars include:

  • The ability to bring creative and relevant projects to fruition
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the program
  • Willing and able to complete 3–12 months of training
  • Long-term commitment to the goals of the program
  • Have ideas that could transform their local or global brain health environment
  • Fluency in English

Scholar Expectations

  • Find housing near your training site
  • Connect with your program mentors
  • Attend the annual GBHI conference
  • Impact brain health in your home community

Key Dates

  • Now – Expressions of interest open
  • January 2017 – Invitations for full applications
  • February 2017 – Applications due
  • March 2017 – Interviews
  • April 2017 – Scholars selected

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