Opportunity: Women Leaders In Global Health Challenge Contest

Global Health Challenge

The Women Leaders in Global Health Challenge contest is accepting entries from women scientists from low and middle-income countries to work with pharmaceutical, research institute or product development partners to learn about clinical research for a period of one year.

While women have been less likely to apply for a mid-career fellowship from  The World Health Organization’s Tropical Disease Research Programme (WHO/TDR), they are just as likely as men to receive it. Do you have an exceptional idea of how women’s participation in the fellowship can be increased?

Submit your ideas for a chance to attend the Global Health Conference in London in November 2018. Selected ideas deemed feasible by WHO/TDR will be implemented to increase women’s participation in the fellowship.


Submissions will be judged on a 1-10 scale according to the following three criteria:

(1) capacity to increase the number of women who apply and receive WHO/TDR fellowships;

(2) feasibility;

(3) innovation, defined as different from the current practice used in the fellowship.

Final decisions about semi-finalists will be made by the Steering Committee.

Challenge contest rules

The contest is open to anyone from any location. Ideas from women in low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged, but review will be blinded so that judges do not know who submitted each one. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the challenge contest


At least three semi-finalists will be supported (registration, travel, hotel, per diem) to join and present their idea at the Women Leaders in Global Health conference in November 2018.

Selected finalists will have their idea implemented to increase women’s participation in this fellowship

For more information about frequently asked questions, visit HERE.

Submit your ideas HERE on or before 1st July 2018.

Good Luck!


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