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UNSW Scientia Ph.D. Scholarship

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, is offering a unique Ph.D. opportunity. The UNSW Scientia Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest people into strategic research areas and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community, with:

   * $40,000 stipend per annum for 4 years
   * 4 years of funding to complete Ph.D. at UNSW
   * Travel/support package of up to $10k per annum to support international relocation costs, career development activities
   * Open to domestic and international candidates
 
General information about this scheme can be found here: https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=scholarships.
The project relates to understanding pilots’ mental health. More information about the project can be found here: https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/pilots-mental-health-independent-and-comprehensive-investigation.

Deadline to register an expression of interest is July 20th.


NEJM Offers Free Webpage on Epidemics

In the last 20 years, the medical community has confronted SARS, Ebola, and Zika outbreaks, and responders are currently working to contain a renewed outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. What if we could work together, faster, to contain – or prevent – these epidemics?

Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society presented Epidemics Going Viral: Innovation vs. Nature, an event that explored the complex challenges of global health emergencies, as well as potential solutions. In the keynote speech, Bill Gates discussed the important role of innovation in mitigating the impact of future epidemics, and shared how advances in vaccine development and the sequencing of pathogens, along with other steps in global health preparedness, can accelerate prevention and control of pandemic diseases. 

For those in the fields of medicine and public health, containing the next epidemic is an urgent priority. On NEJM.org, we have gathered a free collection of articles and other resources on epidemic outbreaks, including management guidelines and commentary. Not only can you download a PDF of Bill Gates' remarks and watch a video of the full Epidemics Going Viral event, but you can also read free articles on Ebola, Zika, tuberculosis, and more. 

Visit the New England Journal of Medicine Epidemics webpage.


TRISH Seeks Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is passionate about funding the future generation of spaceflight researchers. Now through July 31, TRISH is soliciting 2-year postdoctoral fellowship applications to solve space health issues as defined by NASA's Human Research Program. It is not required that you fully understand NASA’s risks. If you are performing terrestrial human health and performance research, your work may be adapted for use in space.
 
For this solicitation, TRISH particularly encourages applicants proposing research in bioinformatics, big data analyses, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, interoperability of data streams, image processing, etc.
 
KEY DATES
May 21 - TRISH-RFA-1802-PD Solicitation Announcement
June 29 - Deadline for mentors to be included on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
July 31 - Proposals due by 5 PM ET
October - Selection Announcements

RESOURCES
Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)
Twitter
See/print the solicitation
Apply
FAQs
NASA's Top Risks to Humans for Journey to Mars
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact us by responding to LISTSERV-SPACEHEALTH-EXTERNAL@LISTSERV.BCM.EDU.