Uppsala Health Summit

Scholarship Opportunity from the Robert Bosch Foundation

2017-06-28

Uppsala Health Summit is proud to announce a new funding opportunity from the Robert Bosch Stiftung for professionals from the Africa region to participate in the next summit on the theme Tackling Infectious Disease Threats with a One Health Approach. Up to 20 qualified delegates can receive support for travel and hotel.

This year’s focus for Uppsala Health Summit, Tackling infectious disease threats, is truly a global challenge. To build sustainable strategies and implement a One Health approach, we need collaboration across geographical borders.

A scholarship from the Robert Bosch Foundation will enable more perspectives from African countries to be included in the dialogue.The organization will grant an opportunity to 20 delegates from the Africa region to participate. These scholarships complements grants from the Swedish Institute, which will award ten scholarships to delegates from countries eligible to receive official development assistance, according to the OECD list of ODA-countries

Candidates that wish to apply must send in their application no later than July 30th. The application should both show that the candidate has a sufficient understanding of the challenges, either from a strategic, a practical or an academic perspective. As Uppsala Health Summit is an arena to enable change, the applicant must also show a willingness and a capacity to initiate processes when back in their daily professional activities.

During the Summit, there will be ample opportunities to connect with professionals from other countries and sectors, either during the workshop discussions or during the coffee breaks. We encourage all delegates to make use of these days to lay the foundation for collaborations that support implementation and development of One Health strategies.

More information will be sent out in individual communications to potential candidates, but we kindly ask you to assist us in identifying additional suitable candidates. Nominate your candidate by sending a mail to info@uppsalahealthsummit.se, or nominate your candidate on our web. Don’t forget to include a short motivation!