IHME is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts and the Global Burden of Disease Group, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, we are able to offer scholarships to a limited number of participants who wish to attend the GBD Technical Training Workshop.
Of special interest to social scientists: The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts, funded by the National Institute of Aging and housed at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, has limited funds available to support the stronger understanding and use of Global Burden of Disease estimates by social scientists in their research. The Center encourages innovative research using the GBD estimates in combination with data from other social science disciplines to produce new findings on the trends, determinants, and impact of health, aging, and longevity. It has a particular interest in subnational analyses. It also aims to develop a strong international network of contributing researchers. If you are a social scientist who wishes to attend the Global Burden of Disease Technical Training and use the opportunity to explicitly explore future research collaborations, please specify so in your application.
Scholarship options: Individuals who seek funding in order to attend the GBD Technical Training Workshop may apply for one or more different scholarship options listed below. The scholarship options allow individuals the ability to customize requests to meet their unique funding situations.
- Tuition and academic materials: up to $2,000 USD
- Accommodations and meals: up to $4,000 USD
- Travel: up to $2,000 USD
Individuals who seek partial-funding should apply for only one or two of the scholarship options. Partial-funding would cover a portion of the cost to attend the workshop with the remainder of the amount paid by the participant.
Individuals who seek full-funding should apply for all three scholarship options. Full-funding would cover the entire cost of the workshop including tuition, academic materials, accommodations, meals and travel.
The likelihood of receiving a scholarship is higher for those seeking partial-funding as opposed to full-funding.
Please note that funding support for scholarships is limited. IHME is only able to award a small number scholarships.
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from across the globe. Priority will be given to individuals from developing countries (as defined by the GBD Study). Only social scientists are eligible to receive funding from the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts.
Application instructions: Applications are due Tuesday, February 21 at 11:59AM (PDT). Successful applicants will be notified by March 3. Applications must be written in English, as English is the language of instruction at the GBD Technical Training Workshop.
Please click here to submit your application. Below are the required application materials:
- Application Cover Form
- A statement of up to 500 words that describes your interest in the GBD Technical Training Workshop and how you plan to use GBD to advance population health. If you are a social scientist, please specify so in your statement.
For questions about the application process, please contact us at [email protected].