icddr,b launches ‘Mujib 100’ health research grants for women in science

icddr,b on Thursday announced the launch of ‘The Mujib 100 Research Grants for Women in Science in Bangladesh (Mujib 100 RGfW)’.

It is worth US$ 400,000 and is in commemoration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and in celebration of icddr,b’s 60 years of scientific brilliance.

This research grant is the first initiative of its kind to build a new generation of women researchers and scientists in Bangladesh.

An open call for applications will begin from March 21 to until May 21.

This will encourage more women to undertake research and innovation in public health and help them realise their full potential, said the icddr,b.

This is a sure way to advancing new treatments, diagnosis, disease management, public health strategies and many others.

On this occasion, Professor John Clemens, Executive Director at icddr,b said, “We are proud to announce this initiative in remembrance of a true visionary leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had great admiration for icddr,b, which was then the Cholera Research Laboratory, and used to engage it whenever there is a public health crisis in Bangladesh.”

The Mujib 100 RGfW will allow Bangladeshi women scientists/researchers/academicians/students aged below 50 to apply for research grants under eight thematic areas aligned with icddr,b’s strategic goals and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Interested applicants are requested to visit www.icddrb.org/Mujib100RGfW for more information on the eligibility criteria, application format, scoring criteria and grants related information.

Empirical evidence shows that women and girls are still largely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics around the world because of wide-ranging factors including lack of access to research grants. icddr,b is committed to ensure that financial assets reach the deserving female researchers as they are critical to breakthrough innovations and research.

Source: United News of Bangladesh