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Introducing New 2020 Chemical Security Stewards Fellowship in Turkey

Chemical Security Stewards Fellowship 2020

Join a growing network of university faculty who serve as leaders in chemical security education and stewardship in Turkey and around the globe. This is an opportunity to work with like-minded international educators toward developing and implementing robust chemical security curricula at your home institution, and to inspire the next generation.

This Fellowship mentors university faculty to develop and deliver courses, workshops and seminars on topics that strengthen chemical security and engage the wider community of academic and government stakeholders.

Specifically, Fellows will build curricula in relevant chemical hygiene and security topics, including:

  • International Frameworks: World Health Organization (WHO) International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), REACH, Responsible Care, Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and others;
  • Issues in Chemical Safety and Security, including dual-use research of concern (DURC), codes of conduct, and ethics;
  • Multisector approaches to tackle chemical health monitoring; responding to public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC); regulatory compliance, and the importance of crisis preparedness and response;
  • Need for evidence-based policies, national and international collaboration, science diplomacy; and
  • Fostering a culture of responsibility.

The Fellowship will begin with an intensive three-day in-person training institute, planned to take place in Ankara. 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., Europe, Middle East, and Turkey, as well as alumni, will serve as trainers and mentors.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A citizen of, and residing in Turkey;
  • Full-time or adjunct faculty in the following disciplines: biochemistry, chemistry, environmental sciences, business analytics & logistics management, science & technology, global health and development, among others of relevance;
  • Working proficiency in the English language;
  • Application materials outlining your interest in chemical 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:
    • Fellowship training institute to be held in Ankara, 17-19 April 2020;
    • Yearlong virtual mentoring by experts;
    • Development and delivery of health security curriculum at home institution;
    • Workshops/seminars to engage the wider community of chemical stakeholders; and
    • Completion of required activities, assessments, and evaluations of the program.

Criteria for Selection

  • Interest in chemical hygiene and 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 10 Fellowships will be awarded to faculty members at institutions across Turkey.


  • Apply Now!
  • Due Date for Submission: 7 March 2020

As space is limited, early application is highly encouraged. Funding assistance for travel costs associated with the fellowship are available to participants traveling from outside Ankara. Please register online using this application or contact Patricia Westenbroek at patricia@healthsecuritypartners.orgby March 7, 2020. Upon receipt of your registration request, Health Security Partners will confirm via email if you have been accepted for enrollment to the fellowship.

Health Security Partners (HSP) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, USA that is dedicated to building local sustainable capacity to improve health security around the world. Our global network allows us to work closely with in-country partners to develop and deliver programs that advance individuals’ careers, institutions’ capacities, and societies’ ability to prevent, detect and respond to biological threats, whether naturally occurring, accidental or resulting from intentional misuse.

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