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Call for Applications: INGSA-Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards 2021

by Public Health Update

The INGSA-Asia Grassroots Science Advice Promotion Awards is an opportunity for the alumni of INGSA-Asia workshops to share their newly gained knowledge and insights on science advice with their fellow scientists and policy makers in their home countries. This award programme was launched in 2019 and has since funded landmark science advice workshops in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and the Philippines. In 2021, INGSA-Asia will be offering THREE SEED GRANTS WORTH €500 EACH to selected alumni with high quality and well-outline proposals to organise workshops promoting science advice at an institutional or national level in their respective countries. If required, the Chapter may also provide experts in science advice to the selected workshops to provide support as facilitators.


  • To serve as seed fund for the alumni of INGSA-Asia workshops to organise science advice workshops in their home countries
  • To promote science advice at a grassroots level and improve the potential for evidence informed policy making in the region.
  • To strengthen the engagement and relationship between INGSA-Asia and the alumni of its programmes.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant must have attended at least one INGSA-Asia workshop between 2017 and
  2. Each applicant can submit only one application.
  3. Seed grants must be utilised to conduct a workshop that promotes science advice in the applicant’s home country. However, the applicant may choose to focus on any specific topic or issue related to science advice for the workshop. Contemporary topics or issues are strongly encouraged (e.g., science advice in the context of COVID-19).
  4. The proposed project must not cause or encourage any violations of law or public policy and must not result in any improper private benefit.

Application Process & Timeline

  • 24 May – 30 June 2021 Submission of proposals by the alumni of INGSA-Asia workshops
  • 1 July – 31 July 2021 Review of submitted proposals by the INGSA-Asia Secretariat
  • 2 August 2021 Announcement of successful applicants
  • September – December 2021 Conducting of INGSA-Asia Grassroots Science Advice Workshops

The final proposal must be written in English and should not exceed 2,000 words (excluding the budget and any other appendices). The proposal must be submitted to the INGSA-Asia Regional Programme Officer, Arjun Thanaraju at ingsa.asia@gmail.com by 30 JUNE 2021.

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