Welcome to the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Summer School
"Enhancing Academic Qualifications
in Teaching and Research in Public Health"
Our 4-weeks Summer School on “Enhancing Academic
Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health" is designed for young researchers from developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and South Asia who participate in the In-Country / In-Region Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 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.
The overall objective of the Summer School is to further improve research and teaching capacities of young academicians (Master and PhD) in health relevant fields from developing countries. Special emphasis is put on the development of additional professional and interdisciplinary competence in 1) Higher Education Didactics, 2) Research Methodologies and 3) Grant Proposal Writing, in order to better prepare the participants for a future
career in the international academic community. We hope that the participants to this summer school
will use these 4 weeks to learn from the experience of module
facilitators and their peer participants, and be themselves a
source of special knowledge and expertise for others.
To find out more about the structure and contents of the training check out this video by our Heidelberg Summer School 2017 participants:
The 2020 Summer School will take place April 2nd - 28th, 2020. Detailed information is provided in the Call for Applications.
Application deadline is December 8th, 2019, 23:59 Central European Time. Any applications submitted after
the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.
How to apply:
Please submit your full
application consisting of the the following 4 documents:
The following three documents need to be submitted
in PDF format via email to Ms Rebekka Mueller at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at: firstname.lastname@example.org
letter by academic supervisor or employer (dated, stamped and signed) (including 1) a specific statement granting
permission for the applicant to attend the 4-week training in Germany at
indicated dates and 2) a statement by the supervisor explicitely mentioning
that participation in the summer school will not jeopardize the timely
completion of the study programme); 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)
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).
INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: All participants are required to choose and introduce
one project idea which they will continuously work on over the entire course
time. 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 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 respective templates.We are looking forward to your application!
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