Welcome to the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Summer School
"Enhancing Academic Qualifications
in Teaching and Research in Global Health"
Our Summer School on “Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Global 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 700 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 the 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) Creating an Intercultural Learning Environment, 2) Participatory Teaching Techniques Higher Education, 3) Quality and Ethics in Human Health Research, 4) Science Communication in Global Health and 5) 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, communication 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 academic community.
The 2023 Summer School Program includes an online phase from July 3rd-21th, 2023 and an on-site phase in Heidelberg from August 8th- 31st, 2023. Detailed information is provided in the Call for Applications.
The application deadline is February 26th, 2023, at 23:59 Central European Time. Any applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.How to apply:
To apply, the following information and documents are required:
1. Application Form – fill out the online application form and upload all requested documents in the space provided and then submit the online form. You will receive an automated response once you have successfully submitted the form.
2. Proof of English language proficiency – such as TOEFL (score 80), IELTS (Band 6.5), Cambridge English certificate or proof of English being the medium of instruction during your studies; to be uploaded as PDF.
3. Reference/Support letter by academic supervisor or employer (dated, stamped and signed) (IMPORTANT: including (1) a specific statement granting permission for the applicant to attend the training online and on-site in Germany at indicated dates and (2) a statement by the supervisor explicitly mentioning that participation in the summer school will not jeopardize the timely completion of the study program); to be uploaded as PDF.
4. Statement of Motivation – a detailed letter of motivation is one key selection criteria for the summer school program. Please specify 1) what is your interest and experience in Public/Global Health, 2) why are you applying to the Heidelberg summer school specifically and 3) how can the summer school training contribute to your professional career development. to be uploaded as PDF.We are looking forward to your application!
To find out more about the structure and contents of the training check out this video by our Heidelberg Summer School 2017 participants.
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