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Scholarship Opportunities

The call for newcomer applications for the Young Forum Gastein 2019 scholarship is now closed.

Only full applications will be considered. Applications will be evaluated considering the maximum number of scholarships available and a balanced participation from across countries and professional sectors.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of June 2019.

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We are pleased to announce that the European Health Forum Gastein will once more offer a limited number of scholarships to young professionals working in the field of health to enable their participation in the #EHFG2019 conference as Young Forum Gastein scholars and introduce them to the YFG Network.


Opportunities for young professionals from the public sector, science & academia and civil society organisations

For young professionals coming from a university or national research institute, a ministry or an administration body or from a non-governmental organisation - the scholarship covers the EHFG conference registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses and participation in the tailor-made YFG programme 2019.

Opportunities for young professionals from the private sector

As industry represents one of the four Gastein pillars, it is beneficial to have young people from this sector participating in Young Forum Gastein, to ensure a more rounded debate. If you are a young professional working in industry and you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please note that your employer has to bear your costs when applying. If you like to apply, please submit an expression of interest as per the requirements below, confirming that your employer will cover your costs (approximately 1.800 euros including reasonable travel costs) to enable you to participate in Young Forum Gastein.

Programme duration

The Young Forum Gastein programme at #EHFG2019 commences one day before the official start of the EHFG conference, on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Activities will take place up to and including the evening of Friday 4th October, with travel home on Saturday 5th October. Depending on flight availability some participants may need to arrive on Monday 30th September 2019.

Application criteria

Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship of one of the 28 EU Member States or candidate countries or EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland);
  • 35 years of age or under on 1st October 2019;
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written);
  • Hold a Master´s degree in a health-related subject;
  • Relevant work experience of at least 2 years (full time) in the field of health/public health (policy or research);
  • Proof of current work in the field of public health (for a university or national research institute, a government ministry or for a non-governmental organisation - or if your employer will cover your costs, in a health role in industry);

By applying for the Young Forum Gastein scholarship the applicant confirms his/her availability to undertake an active role before and during the conference. This is a pre-condition for being accepted as a scholar. Activities may include participation in presentations, panel discussions, reporting on the event, contributing to the conference web-blog, conducting interviews etc. Please note that the Young Gastein programme at EHFG 2019 commences one day before the official start of the EHFG conference, on Tuesday 1st October 2019. Activities will take place up to and including the evening of Friday 4th October, with travel home on Saturday 5th October.

Application materials

To apply, please fill out & complete the following materials:

  • YFG Personal Details Form by clicking here and
  • submit the following documents in English:
  1. CV: Please submit a Full Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  2. English Proficiency: Please show proof of very good command of oral and written English (i.e. native speaker, OR a formal certificate/qualification demonstrating proficiency in English OR proof of publications or other written work in English OR employer confirmation of your English ability and regular use of English in your day to day work); 
  3. Passport Scan/Photocopy: Please submit a photocopy of a passport or identity card for proof that you are 35 years of age or under on 1st October 2019. 
  4. Letter of Support: Please submit a short letter from your manager on your organisation´s headed paper confirming that:
    • You are working in the field of public health and have at least 2 years work experience in this field;
    • Your manager supports your application, and, if you are selected as a Young Forum Gastein scholar in 2019, your organisation will grant you leave to participate in the Young Gastein programme and attend the EHFG from Tuesday 1st October to Saturday 5th October 2019 (Young Forum Gastein starts on the 1st October 2019, one day before the EHFG officially commences, and depending on flight availability some participants may need to arrive on Monday 30th September);
  5. If you are applying from industry, please also include in this letter confirmation that your employer has agreed to cover your costs if selected (up to 1,800 Euros).

Please fill out the form and send the documents listed above in electronic format to Rafaela Tripalo by midnight on Friday 17th May 2019.

Only full applications will be considered. Applications will be evaluated considering the maximum number of scholarships available and a balanced participation from across countries and professional sectors.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of June 2019.

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If you are submitting your application, wish to apply but still have some questions or if you would like to know more about the Young Forum Gastein Network, please contact:

E: info[at]ehfg.org

 

 

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