In 2016, continuing with the tradition of partnering with a significant health systems research symposium, we shall be having a new edition of EV4GH in close association and partnership with the 4th Global Symposium on health systems research (Vancouver symposium), organised by Health Systems Global. The theme for the Vancouver symposium is Resilient and responsive Health Systems for a changing world. The symposium will take place from 14-18 November, 2016 at Vancouver.
2015 has been an important year for EV4GH. We now have a new globally representative governance structure as well as a new secretariat. Read more about the new governance structure and the secretariat in the updated About section of the website. We announced these changes on the updated News section of our website.
For EV4GH 2016 ,we will select young researchers who seek to become global health advocates and/or local change agents in their regions/countries. Spread the word and share the call with researchers, institutions and other global and local platforms.
The EV4GH 2016 call can also be downloaded as a PDF from the link below.
We are looking for young researchers, health professionals, decision or policy-makers and/or – brokers, or practitioners born on or after 1 January 1976.
(As in previous EV editions, though, the focus will be on young health policy & health systems researchers)
Applicants must have at least two of the following:
Most of the new EVs will be selected individuals (as was the case in previous ventures), but paired applications (comprising a researcher and a decision maker/knowledge broker) are also possible this time. A limited number of young decision makers/knowledge brokers will be added to the mix of EVs, through these paired applications (whereby young researcher applicants already suggest a decision maker/knowledge broker they often work with in their country).
The primary focus will be on applicants from the Global South, but candidates from the North can also apply (they need to have relevant field experience in the South, though, and preferably work on health policy & systems research in the South).
The EV4GH program is in English. Participants thus need a good command of English to participate.
If you fit this profile and you can participate in the EVGH2016 training, including a full three week period in Vancouver from 31 Oct -20 Nov 2016, you are invited to apply.
(Remark: motivation letter and essay can also be written in French or Spanish
No other languages (than English, French or Spanish) are allowed.
(Applicant + decision maker or knowledge broker) For the applicant, the motivation letter should state why and how it will be beneficial for both you and the decision maker/knowledge broker to participate.
Title of maximum 25words + an abstract of maximum 400 words through the Vancouver Symposium website
1) The (same) abstract you submitted to the symposium (+ translated abstract, if abstract in French or Spanish) 2) Short CV 3) Motivation letter (only one needed for paired application) 4) Essay
Complete both steps of the application process by this deadline
A limited number of travel grants can be awarded to Emerging Voices who lack sufficient financial means for participation. There will be some full grants, and also partial grants.
For further information visit the EV4GH website.