Jobs and Announcements

BMJ Global Health Grant 2020
Deadline for Applications: 20 April 2020

In support of early career researchers working in the field of global health from low-income and lower-middle-income countries, BMJ is offering the BMJ Global Health Grant to one successful applicant. Applicants may apply for up to £5,000 to your attendance at the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2020), taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8–12 November 2020. The grant will be used to cover costs of attending the conference, including the event registration fee, return travel and accommodation costs, visa application fee and subsistence for the days on which the conference is held. The grant will be awarded to the applicant whose abstract describes the most original methodological contribution to the field of global health and whose summary demonstrates the greatest importance and potential impact in advancing the field.

Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Research Symposium
4 March 2020, Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa

The National NCD Research Symposium is an opportunity to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to exchange knowledge on prevention and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and related mental health conditions; identify the gaps in knowledge base; and discuss implications for healthcare policy and practices.

Programme Officer, Training, Grants and Fellowships (TGF) Programme
Deadline: 15th April 2020

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites applications from African scholars to fill a vacant position of Programme Officer in its Training, Grants and fellowships Programme at its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. Candidates wishing to apply for the position should note that they will work under the supervision of the Senior Programme officer and Head of the Training, Grants and Fellowships Programme.

7th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, 27 – 29 May, Durban, South Africa
Abstract submission date extended to 10 December

The theme for the 7th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health is ‘Occupational and Environmental Health: At the Crossroads of Migrations, Empires and Social Movements’. The scientific programme will focus on the migration of workers in various time periods, the interconnections of empires, public health in post-colonial periods, and the role of trade unions and other social movements in occupational and environmental health. The evolution of occupational and environmental health especially in Africa, as well as globally, will be addressed. The conference is intended to promote interconnections among historians, social scientists and occupational and environmental practitioners/researchers. Leading historians in occupational and environmental health have been invited to give keynote lectures. In addition, there will be an open call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and a pre-conference methods training workshop. Please visit the conference website for instructions on submission of your abstract: You may now register for the Conference at Early bird registration will close on 15 January 2020. Early and mid-level academics from African countries are encouraged to apply for the fee waiver.

Call for abstracts for the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020)
Deadline: 6 February 2020

The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) is now accepting individual abstracts (including oral presentations and posters), multimedia abstracts and skills-building sessions. You can find out more about key dates and how to submit on the HSR2020 abstracts webpage.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Deadline for applications: 9 December 2019

The CADFP is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring. Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) can submit a project request to host a scholar. Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank. Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application, and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website.

International Conference on Thinking 2020
15-18 June 2020, Ekurhuleni, South Africa

The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT2020) will showcase African thinking and its contribution to shaping the progress of societies around the world. ICOT2020 will take place in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, South Africa, with the theme of thinking to transform societies. The core focus is education, with environment, business, health, sport and society as the other strands. Sub-themes engage with teaching for better thinking engagement, impact and innovation, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, breaking from poverty creating, imagining, innovating, promoting an ethic of care towards a sustainable future and exploring African ways of thinking.

International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Call for Nominations for the 2020 Student Paper Prize
Deadline: January 13, 2020

The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) is pleased to invite nominations for the Annual Student Paper Prize in Health Economics. Nominations should include a brief letter of nomination (250 words max) and a copy of the paper (preferably pdf). A student is defined as someone currently studying (full or part time) at a higher education institution, at either Masters or Doctoral level. In addition, students who have completed their studies in the year previous to the announcement qualify as long as the paper was written while registered as a student. Papers can be published or unpublished, but must be in comparable format to a published paper in Journal of Health Economics or Health Economics, of maximum length 8,000 words. Self nomination is acceptable. Papers should be in English. If a submitted paper has more than one author, the student contribution must be at least 75% overall and an accompanying letter must be signed by co-authors to support this, stating the nature of their contribution (conceptualization, analysis, writing etc.). A joint student paper with 50-50 contributions is acceptable. The Prize will be subsidized travel and attendance at the 2021 iHEA Congress in Cape Town to present the paper in a Student Prize Special Organised Session chaired by the iHEA President, or Chair of the Prize Committee; the equivalent of US$1,000; and the offer (if the author wishes, and the paper is unpublished) of potential fast track publication in Health Economics, subject to Editorial approval. The papers in 2nd and 3rd place will receive the equivalent of US$250 each and free registration (but not travel) at the 2021 Cape Town iHEA Congress. They will be invited to give brief presentations at the iHEA Congress Student Prize Special Organized Session. Applications and inquiries to the email address below.

“Africa Multiple” Cluster of Excellence: Four Junior Research Group Leaders
Deadline for applications: December 31, 2019

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth is establishing four Junior Research Groups commencing on July 1, 2020 and is seeking to appoint Four Junior Research Group Leaders for a funding period of four years. The doctoral students will pursue their degrees within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. African women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply and applicants with children are highly welcome.

2nd Global Symposium on Community Health Workers Evolving Health Systems to Achieve University Health Coverage through Community Health Workers
22-24 Nov 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers, hosted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, in collaboration with Directorate General of Health Services, Government of Bangladesh; James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh; and Save the Children, Bangladesh; will be held during November 22 – 24, 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The organisers invite the local and international community engaged in research or policy making on Community Health Workers to attend the Symposium on Community Health Workers to discuss past successes and challenges with Community Health Workers in order to formulate strategic pathways for better community based health programme for prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases further to attain Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals targets.