IHME is pleased to announce that scholarships are available to a limited number of participants who wish to attend the GBD Technical Workshop 2020.
All individuals who require financial assistance to attend the GBD Technical Workshop are invited to apply. In selecting scholarship recipients, the scholarship committee will give priority to applicants who: (a) score highly on the test demonstrating completion of and competency in the Introduction to the GBD Online Course; (b) demonstrate through their written personal statement that they will apply and leverage to the GBD approach in their professional practice; and (c) individuals from low-resource settings. PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with a strong interest in learning and using the GBD methods are also welcome to apply.
Individuals who seek funding in order to attend the GBD Technical Workshop may apply for a full scholarship plus up to $2,000 USD in airfare, or full scholarship without airfare. The full scholarship comprises tuition, academic materials, accommodations, and meals from the evening of Sunday, May 24, through morning of Saturday, May 30. The scholarship options allow individuals the ability to customize requests to meet their unique funding situations. Please note that funding support for scholarships is limited. IHME is only able to award a small number of scholarships.
- Full scholarship plus airfare (up to $2,000 USD)
- Full scholarship (without airfare)
Any applicants who apply for “Full scholarship (without airfare)” will be responsible for financing their airfare.
The application window is now closed. Applications were due Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 11:59 AM (Pacific Standard Time). Successful applicants will be notified of their status in the beginning of February. Applications must be written in English, as English is the language of instruction at the GBD Technical Workshop and translation services are not available.
Please submit the following application materials through the online application form:
- Application cover form
- A statement of up to 500 words that describes your interest in the GBD Technical Workshop and how you plan to use GBD to advance population health. If you are a social scientist, please specify so in your statement.
- Receive a passing mark in the GBD Online Course Quiz to demonstrate completion and proficiency in GBD fundamentals through the GBD Online Course. Please note full completion of the GBD Online Course is a prerequisite to the GBD Technical Workshop and the GBD Scholarship application. Please allow 12 hours of study to complete the full GBD Online Course. Access to the GBD Online Course is provided in the GBD Scholarship application; please begin your application in order to access the course.
Additional details surrounding the scholarship can be found in the FAQ page. For questions about the application process, please contact us at [email protected].