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Gro Brundtland Award for Female Scientists in Developing Countries (Fully-funded to Taiwan) 2018

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. 

Application Deadline: 24th November 2017

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Taiwan

About the Award: 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. It’s a great chance to introduce your own research to other international research groups and it promotes future collaborations between institutions.

Receipients are expected to:

  • Attend and be involved in all the arranged activities during the week.
  • Make an oral presentation of their research in a symposiums during the week.
  • Propose and orally present an idea or concept of new research collaborations and directions at the final presentation.
  • Submit a final report about the week to the organizer no later than 20 days after the end of the Gro Brundtland Week.

Type: Award


  • 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

Number of Awards: 5

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

Duration of Program: 17-23 March 2018

How to Apply: Candidates should register and then submit the following documents (in pdf format) on-line:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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:

It is important to read the Application Procedure on the Program Webpage (See Link below) before applying.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The ‘Gro Brundtland Award

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

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