Jobs and Announcements

Health Economics Research Centre (HERC) Virtual Visitor Scheme (Round 1: Africa)
Deadline for applications: 4 March 2022

The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford has created a “virtual visitors” scheme to allow early career researchers from low and middle income (LMIC) countries to virtually attend via the internet seminars, events and short courses. In addition, the virtual visitor will be assigned mentors from HERC to discuss their research and explore future projects. The virtual visitor will generally be attached to HERC for a period of six months. During this time the visitor can attend relevant HERC short courses, including the Applied Methods of Cost- Effectiveness Analysis, at no cost. The scheme is entirely virtual and does not involve travelling to the UK, or any funding.

HSG Symposium 2022: Call for Abstracts
Deadline for Individual Abstracts: April 15, 2022 (12 pm noon EST)

HSG is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022), to be held in Bogota, Colombia October 31 – November 4, 2022. Health systems face significant challenges all around the world. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals how valuable strong health systems are to society, lays bare multiple weaknesses in low-, middle- and high-income settings alike, and has also shown us that now, more than ever, trust and solidarity, equity and social justice are the central and most important values from which to build back stronger, more resilient health systems. With the theme 'Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing lessons for current and future global challenges', HSR2022 aims to face the challenge of optimally sharing – and learning from – the experiences of the last two years. See the website for details on abstract submission.

OWSD PhD Fellowships
Call for applications, closing on 15 April 2022.

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South. The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries. The OWSD PhD Fellowship is offered only to women candidates. Candidates must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after completion of the fellowship. See the website for further and application details.

Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) 2022
Call for applicants: Submission deadline 15 April 2022

EV4GH 2022 is a blended learning training program that uses innovative training methods and activities to enable emerging researchers, other health system actors, and change agents born after 1 January 1982 to present their work and engage on various global health platforms. It consists of an e-coaching and distance learning phase, followed by a face-to-face training phase held prior to the 2022 Health System Global Symposium. The global network of emerging voices (EVs) fosters networking and learning across contexts and regions. After the training program, EVs become members of the EV4GH thematic working group (TWG) and can then join other HSG TWGs.

Health Systems Performance in the Political Agenda: Sharing lessons for current and future global challenges: 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research
October 31 – November 4, 2022, Bogotá, Colombia

The 7th Global Symposium will share and learning from the experiences of the last two years. Strong health systems build on foundation of primary health care and empowered communities. The challenge ahead is to explore the role values such as trust, solidarity, equity, and social justice play moving forward. HSR2022 will explore this in the following sub-themes: The politics and policies of health systems; Intersectoral collaboration and integrative governance on the road for health in all policies; The changing dynamics of health provision models to promote equity and the central role of human resources for health; The role of comprehensive primary care in promoting sustainability and The contribution of new technologies. The deadline for abstract submission for organised sessions is 15th February, 2021, and for individual papers is 15th April, 2021.

New scientific research and writing mentorship initiative towards diversity in research on alcohol control policies
Call for applications: Closing date: 15 December 2020

The World Health Organization’s Less Alcohol Unit, Department of Health Promotion, the Alcohol Research Group (ARG) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research have launched a new scientific research and writing mentorship initiative. The initiative aims to support early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries in their work to analyse, report and publish a study related to strengthening alcohol policies tackling the determinants driving the acceptability, availability and affordability of alcohol consumption. Overall, the initiative seeks to accelerate the finalization of scientific research with the support of expert mentors. Mentees (early-stage researchers) will be paired with mentors (senior academics) to participate in this 9-month initiative commencing no later than 1st January 2022. Through regular, at-distance access to mentors, the initiative aims to ensure researchers have the necessary guidance to finalize a study with contextually relevant results. Mentees are encouraged, and will be supported by their mentors, to submit their study findings for scientific publication. As an output of the initiative, a summary slide deck should be prepared for the further dissemination of results. A maximum of ten (10) mentees will be selected for the initial cohort.

WHO Young Professionals Programme
Call for applications: No closing date indicated

Apply to the WHO's Young Professionals Programme aimed to provide career support, networking, mentoring, and tailored learning opportunities. The Programme intends to increase the representation of nationals from Least Developed Countries in WHO’s workforce and will develop capacity from and for developing countries through a structured program with clear learning objectives.

Incentive grants for young researchers from LMICs: Implementation research to scale up national NCD and mental health-related responses for achieving SDG 3.4
Deadline for Applications: 30 September 2021

These grants support research projects that Identify gaps, implementation challenges, and national priorities, and propose solutions with the potential to influence policy and practices for NCD prevention and control and promotion of mental health and well-being in LMICs; and that engage diverse stakeholders across sectors and actors throughout the research process;. The would should explore the best strategies to create strong partnerships between governments, NGOs, the private sector, researchers, communities, and individuals (particularly vulnerable populations) to address NCD prevention and control and promotion of mental health and well-being and identify lessons about implementation and propose feasible actionable solutions within the context. The results of this work may inform further research into this area in the future, including testing such practices and mechanisms in various settings. The submitted proposals can address a wide variety of issues aimed at scaling up NCD prevention and control and promotion of mental health and well-being, establishing multisectoral and multistakeholder coordination mechanisms, and understanding innovative integrated delivery models to shift from disease-focused treatment approaches to sustainable person-centered health systems.

University of Global Health Equity and Kigali Public Library Hamwe Festival 2021: Short Stories Contest
Deadline for Applications: 12 September 2021

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) and Kigali Public Library (KPL) are jointly organising a short stories contest as part of the third edition of Hamwe Festival. The organisers are seeking short stories written in English or in French, about life in the era of COVID-19. Writers from 18 to 30 years old from all countries are invited to participate. With this contest, the organisers wish to highlight stories that showcase how health equity and other areas of social justice have been exacerbated during this global crisis and how the current pandemic has affected the lives of individuals and communities.

Urban Studies Foundation: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Deadline for Applications: 1 November 2021

The Urban Studies Foundation (USF) announces a new round of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funding with up to five fellowships each worth up to a total of £180,000 over a maximum of three years. Successful candidates may be based anywhere globally, and should propose a programme of work which will advance scholarly knowledge of any element of cities and urbanisation to the highest international standards of peer review. The award will be paid to an eligible institute of higher education (HEI) where the fellowship is to be held. A successful applicant should have a Mentor based in that institution with whom they will work closely for the duration of the fellowship.