eNewsletter | July 10th, 2017.

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New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review..

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Grand Challenge

Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge is the most ambitious cancer research grant in the world - a series of £20m awards seeking international, multi-disciplinary teams willing to take on the toughest challenges in cancer - providing the freedom to try novel approaches, at scale, in the pursuit of life changing discoveries.

Expressions of interest are due 12th October 2017.

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Websites offering pirated papers are shaking up science

Musicians and moviemakers are not the only ones to suffer from internet piracy

RECORD companies and film studios have had to learn to live with internet piracy. Despite their best attempts to close sites or co-opt them, pirated copies of their wares are easily available. Increasingly, the same is true of scientific papers. On June 21st a court in New York awarded Elsevier, a big scientific publisher, $15m in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub and the Library of Genesis, two websites that offer tens of millions of scientific papers and books for anyone to download.

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APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT PURPOSES

FUNDING MAY BE AWARDED FOR PURPOSES WITHIN THE FIELDS OF MATHEMATICS, THE NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE

Up to ten awards of NOK 500,000 – five hundred thousand kroner – each may be provided to Norwegian and overseas academic researchers for excellence in the teaching of students within the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and medicine at Norwegian educational institutions. Funding may also be allocated to research projects, provided that the acquired knowledge is disseminated at Norwegian educational institutions.

Deadline Sept 15th 2017.

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