Join a growing network of university faculty who serve as leaders in health security education and stewardship around the globe. This is an opportunity to work with like-minded international educators toward developing and implementing robust health security curricula at your home institution, and to inspire the next generation of life scientists.
2017 Indonesia Stewards Training Institute in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 10-13
This Fellowship mentors university faculty to provide health security training as part of medical, veterinary, public health, and life sciences curricula, as well as through workshops and seminars to engage the wider community of academic and government stakeholders. The Fellowship also provides training in best practices for developing and delivering curriculum.
Specifically, Fellows will be able to build into curricula relevant health security topics, including:
- International Frameworks: World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS), Biological & Toxins Weapons Convention (BTWC), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and others;
- Emerging Issues and Solutions: One Health concept to tackle emerging zoonotic infections, responding to public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC) and the importance of health systems strengthening, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), food safety and security, gender and health security, crisis preparedness and response;
- Issues in Biological Safety and Security, including dual-use research of concern (DURC), codes of responsibility, bioethics;
- Need for evidence-based policies, national and international collaboration, science diplomacy; and
- Fostering a culture of responsibility.
The Fellowship begins with an intensive weeklong in-person training institute, planned to take place in Baghdad. The training will be followed by a year of mentoring via HSP’s online platform, as Fellows develop and rollout relevant curricula, workshops and seminars. Subject matter experts from the U.S. and Iraq, as well as international alumni, will serve as trainers and mentors.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- A citizen of, and residing in Iraq;
- Full-time or adjunct faculty in the following disciplines: medicine, veterinary medicine, life sciences, public health, science & technology, global health and development, among others of relevance;
- Working proficiency in the English language;
- Application materials outlining your interest in health security and goals for the Fellowship, along with a letter of support from the Dean or responsible official of the university; and
- Commitment to participate in all aspects of the program below:
- One week Fellowship training institute to be held in Baghdad, dates TBD
- Yearlong virtual mentoring by experts;
- Development and delivery of health security curriculum at home institution;
- Workshops/seminars to engage the wider community of health stakeholders; and
- Completion of required activities, assessments, and evaluations of the program.
Criteria for Selection:
- Interest in health security issues;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective curricula and educational tools;
- Leadership capacity to share knowledge with stakeholders in country and in the region;
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse multi-disciplinary teams;
- Your Institution’s commitment and support of your participation in the program;
A total of 20 Fellowships will be awarded to faculty members at institutions across Iraq.
- Due Date for Submission: 15 July 2018