Apply for the Gro Brundtland Award for Female Researchers 2018 (Sponsored Trip to Taiwan)

Apply for the Gro Brundtland Award for Female Researchers 2018 (Sponsored Trip to Taiwan)

Deadline: November 24, 2017

Apply now for the Gro Brundtland Award for Female Researchers 2018. The Gro Brundtland Award offers you an opportunity to meet and discuss with other female researchers in the same field and establish the international connection in the Gro Brundtland Week. It’s a great chance to introduce your own research to other international research groups and it promotes future collaborations between institutions. Each year, five qualified female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan will be invited and subsidized to present their work during the week.

The goals of the Gro Brundtland Week are

  • To promote and encourage interest of general population in the areas of sustainable development, and communication of the relevance in everyday life
  • To promote sustainable and equitable health systems in developing country
  • To build capacity for linking knowledge with action to promote sustainability in public health
  • To network young female scientists between Taiwan and other developing countries in the field of sustainable development, and further establish the support system for tackling critical issues globally or in their respective countries.


  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Taiwan, 6-days’ accommodation, some meals and transportation during the week will be provided.


Five young female scientists, one from Taiwan and four from other developing countries, will be invited to attend the Gro Brundtland Week after their application materials are evaluated. Applicants must:

  • Be female;
  • Hold a research doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D., D.B.A., M.D.);
  • Less than 40 years of age;
  • Be citizens of a developing country or Taiwan;
  • Do research related to public health & sustainable development.


Candidates should register and then submit the following documents (in PDF format) online:

  • Personal Statement: Applicants should attach a description of their research work including specific information demonstrating how their work is related to the sustainable development & public health, particularly noting how it contributes to their own country. Maximum length is 1500 words (about 3 pages of single spaced type) plus literature citations.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Please list publications and graduate coursework on research methodology or experience relevant to the main themes of the Gro Brundtland Week (5 page maximum).
  • Letters of Reference: Two reference letters are required; one should be from your department chair. Referees should comment on the applicant’s suitability for the Award, including relevant information on scientific originality, professional productivity, and demonstrated ability to work in groups. You must ask two referees to email their scanned reference letters (signed, dated and on official headed paper with contact phone number and email address) to the Organizing Committee before the deadline via [email protected]

Please note that all the required documents must be written in English.

For more information, visit Gro Brundtland Award.