“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (The Brundtland Report 1987). Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland has been a global leader in promoting sustainable development for the benefit of humanity for more than 30 years. She was awarded the 2014 Tang Prize in Sustainable Development for her innovation, leadership and implementation of sustainable development that laid out the scientific and technical challenges for the global community to achieve a better balance of economic development, environmental integrity, and social equality for the benefit of all humanity.
Dr. Brundtland and the Tang Prize Foundation support the award to promote sustainable development, especially for public health, in developing countries. She aims to promote the involvement of younger women researchers from developing countries in the issues of sustainable development and equitable health systems.
The Gro Brundtland Award includes one-week of science activity in Taiwan – including plenary sessions, symposiums, panel discussions and exhibitions – about global issues related to sustainable development in public health. This is the first year of the Award which will be awarded annually for at least three years. Each year, five qualified female researchers from developing countries and Taiwan will be invited and subsidized to present their work during the week. Building a network and support system among female scientists from different countries will be emphasized and promoted throughout the event.
Deadline for applications: 11 December 2015.
WHAT IS FUNDED
‘The Gro Brundtland Award’ offers you an opportunity to meet and discuss with other female researchers in the same field and establish international connections. It’s a great chance to introduce your own research to other international research groups and it promotes future collaborations between institutions. Round-trip economy class airfare to Taiwan, 6-days’ accommodation, some meals and transportation during the week will be provided.
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. Applicants must:
EXPECTATIONS OF RECIPIENTS
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 11 DECEMBER 2015 – REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
Candidates should register and then submit the following documents (in pdf format) on-line: