The University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Governance Programme invites applications from early career researchers to attend its 2019 Symposium, ‘Disrupting Global Health Narratives,’ at the Brocher Foundation Centre.
Application Deadline: 15th October 2017.
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): Brocher Foundation Centre Hermance, Switzerland.
About the Award: The Symposium draws on the Economic Gazeproject (PI Devi Sridhar), which explores the emergence of the World Bank’s global health framework. It will bring together world experts in anthropology, history, health policy, and political science to consider current understandings (‘narratives’) of the World Bank’s investment in health since the 1970s. The goal of the Symposium is to identify ways in which ‘alternative narratives’ – narratives with a more inclusive perspective – can be used to study international health organizations like the World Bank.
As the World Health Organization collaborating Centre on Global Health History at York University has shown, global health knowledge, capital, and technologies do not flow in one direction. Yet, most health histories display a ‘Northern bias,’ in which voices of experts at health organizations are represented more than those of local authorities or individuals receiving health interventions. The Symposium will build on this groundbreaking work on WHO alternative narratives, and apply it for the first time to the World Bank.
- The Program seeks early career scholars (students, recent graduates, and post-doctoral researchers) specializing in anthropology, sociology, history, political science, and/or public health.
- You must have a demonstrated interest in the governance of health organizations and global health policy. days.
- The Program especially encourages women and scholars from non-OECD countries to apply.
- You must be able to attend all three days.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
- The Symposium is free of charge
- Catering will be covered.
- However, interested participants will have to cover their own lodging and transportation costs
Duration of Program: 21-23 January 2019
How to Apply: To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a 250-word statement on (1) your particular interest in global health policy and (2) your goals for contributing to and participating in the Symposium.
Award Providers: Wellcome Trust, University of Edinburgh, Seventh Framework Program