Welcome to the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Online Summer School
"Enhancing Academic Qualifications
in Teaching and Research in Public Health"
Our Online 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 Online 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.
What can you gain from this Online Summer School?
Your main benefits from this programme for you are: you will ...
- Develop your professional and interdisciplinary competence in the areas of Global Health research, teaching and grant proposal writing.
- Explore new Global Health relevant academic topics and fields of study.
- Enhance social skills and intercultural competence.
- Expand your personal and professional network by making new friends & meeting people from different backgrounds.
The newly acquired knowledge, skills and
experiences will better prepare you for a future career in the international
The 2021 Summer School will be delivered online with learning activities spread over the course of two
months between 15.07.-14.09.2021. Detailed information is provided in the Call for Applications.
Application deadline is April 6th, 2021, 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 3 documents:
The following two documents need to be submitted
in PDF format via email to Ms Sneha Bhusari at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to your application!
letter by academic supervisor or employer (dated, stamped and signed) (including 1) a specific statement granting
permission for the applicant to attend the online 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. 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 find out more about the structure and contents of the training check out this video by our Heidelberg Summer School 2017 participants. Please note that the summer school 2017 was taking place onsite in Heidelberg, Germany. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a face-to-face training is not possible in 2021:
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