Call for Applications: Emerging Voices for Global Health 2018 in Liverpool, England (Funding Available)

Call for Applications: Emerging Voices for Global Health 2018 in Liverpool, England (Funding Available)

Deadline: March 5, 2018

Call for applications is for the Emerging Voices for Global Health 2018 is ongoing. Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system actors with an interest to become influential global health voices and/or local change makers. EV4GH coaches “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences where global health issues are addressed and to raise their voice in scientific and policy debates.

The full EV4GH 2018 venture consists of:

  1. E-coaching and distance learning in preparation of a face-to-face training (July – Sept 2018)
  2. Face-to-face training: scientific presentation, networking and communication skills coaching using innovative formats, and content training & field visit to the National Health Service (Liverpool, end of September – October 5, 2018)
  3. Young researchers (& other changemakers’) pre-conference (October 6, 2018)
  4. Participation in the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (Liverpool, October 8-12, 2018)
  5. Wrap-up – focusing on Emerging ‘beyond Liverpool’ (Liverpool, October 13, 2018)
  6. Membership of EV4GH network and other thematic working groups of Health Systems Global

Travel Grants

  • A limited number of full and partial scholarships may be awarded to successful EVs. The scholarships shall be prioritised for LMICs participants whereas participants from universities and research institutions from the North are expected to raise partial/full resources for their participation.


  • There will be two tracks for which participants can apply to be an EV 2018. While one track is reserved for researchers involved in health policy and systems research, the other track seeks to attract health professionals, activists, decision or policy-makers and/or other health systems actors.
  • All applicants must have been born on or after January 1, 1978.

Track 1: Researcher track

Applicants must submit an abstract for the Liverpool conference and have at least two of the following:

  • A Master’s degree in health or a health-related field;
  • Be enrolled in a doctoral-level programme in health or a health-related field;
  • At least two-year work or research experience in public health or development;
  • Experience and/or knowledge from working in LMICs

Track 2: Other health system actors’ track

Applicants must fulfil one of the following:

  • Be involved in a decision-making, implementation or practitioner role within health services or systems;
  • Be a passionate voice for strengthening health systems within their local/national health systems in the role of activists, health journalists or patient advocates or otherwise involved in advancing health equity and social justice in their regions.

For both tracks, special consideration will be given to people who explicitly include the political dimension of health systems and services in their work, and challenge power in whatever form, based on good evidence.

Application Requirements

Track 1: Researcher applicants

  • Submit an abstract (Title of maximum 25 words + an abstract of maximum 400 words) through the Symposium website. (In English, or if you submitted an abstract in French/Spanish, do translate into English)
  • Short CV (maximum two A4 pages); if you want, you can also add the link to a short (maximum 3 minutes, Youtube or Youku) video explaining the work you’re doing & research (optional);
  • A well-elaborated motivation letter (maximum 400 words) explaining why you want to participate in the EV4GH 2018 training. The motivation letter is crucial and must argue convincingly why you are an excellent Emerging Voice candidate. Explain your key strengths and areas you still need to work on. The motivation letter should include 2 references (name, contact details). After uploading the abstract on the Liverpool symposium website and receiving acknowledgement, complete your application for EV 2018 researcher track here. Please note that you will need the unique ID from the Liverpool symposium abstract submission for completing this application.

Track 2: Other health system actor applications (For decision maker/knowledge brokers, activists, health journalists and other health systems actors)

  • Short CV (maximum two A4 pages)
  • A short motivation letter (max 400 words) explaining why you’d make an excellent Emerging Voice, although not a young researcher
  • An essay (reflection) on policy implementation (or activist/brokering/journalism) challenges experienced in the work context, linked to one of the themes of the symposium (Maximum 1500 words)
  • A video no longer than 3 minutes uploaded on Youtube in which the participant makes a case for the message he/she would like to bring to the Liverpool symposium. The video can be uploaded on Youtube/Youko in “private” mode if the participant does not want to make the video public and the link may be shared in the application
  • For health system actor track, apply here keeping the above documents ready

All the above should be completed at the latest by March 5, 2018

For more information, visit Emerging Voices for Global Health.