4-Weeks Summer School
“Enhancing Academic Qualifications
in Teaching and Research in Public Health”
Heidelberg University, August 1 – 28, 2018
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with financing provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports academic qualification measures for individuals from developing countries who participate in the In-Country / In-Region Programme. Every year the DAAD awards more than 1,000 BMZ-funded scholarships to junior researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and South Asia to help finance their master’s or PhD programmes in their home country or region. These programmes generally have a strong development-related focus so that after graduation these trained professionals will be prepared to address problems on a global scale. A further aim of this programme is to improve the teaching and research conditions in the partner countries in the long term and strengthen their higher educational structures on location.
Until now participants of the In-Country / In-Region Programme were only able to apply for a research visit in Germany on a case-by-case basis. To increase research visits in Germany and educate scholarship holders in subject-specific and interdisciplinary fields DAAD searched for german universities who are willing to offer summer schools for scholarship holders.
In this context, the Institute of Public Health at Heidelberg University, is inviting applications to its 4-weeks Summer School “Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health”, which will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, August 1-28, 2018.
How to apply?
Please visit our Summer School website at https://www.hiph-summerschool.net.
Application deadline is March 2nd, 2018, 23:59 Central European Time. Any applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.
A full application consists of following four documents:
1. Application form (online submission)
Following three documents need to be submitted in PDF format via email to Dirk Reinhard at the Institute of Public Health at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Reference/Support letter by academic supervisor or employer (dated, stamped and signed) (including granting permission for the applicant to attend the 4-week training in Germany at indicated dates); to be submitted as PDF.
3. Topic and outline of individual project to be developed during the training (use the respective template provided as annex to the application form); to be submitted as PDF.
4. Proof of English proficiency (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL test result or alternatively confirmation by university that prior higher education programme was conducted in English); to be submitted as PDF.
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: All participants are required to choose and introduce one project idea which they will continuously work on and further develop over the entire course time with support of facilitators and peer feedback. Participants can choose out of the following:
• Develop a syllabus for a teaching session on a public health relevant topic of your choice
• Develop a research proposal on a public health relevant topic of your choice
• Develop a grant proposal on a public health relevant teaching or research project of your choice
The outline should contain all key information about the project. The quality of the project outline is one of the main selection criteria for applications. The topic and outline of the project should be based on the templates provided at https://www.hiph-summerschool.net.
SELECTION PROCEDURES: Applications received by the deadline will receive full and equal consideration. Applicants who have met the eligibility requirements are entered into the selection process.
The number of participants is limited to 25. At least two professional staff review every application against our selection criteria. Formal selection criteria include:
• At least 50% of all available places will be awarded to applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa
• Around 50% of all available places will be awarded to applicants enrolled in a Master programme and equally around 50% will be awarded to applicants enrolled in a PhD programme
• We aim at achieving gender balance among all participants
Short listed candidates may be invited to participate in a phone or skype interview.
All applicants will be notified about the decision on their application by March 28th , 2018
For any further questions regarding our training programme please contact:
Mr. Dirk Reinhardt (programme assistant)
Institute of Public Health
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365
Germany - 69120 Heidelberg
We are looking forward to your application.
Dr. Pauline Grys (programme leader)
Ms. Jamila Nabieva (programme manager)