THE KAC GLOBAL TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2024/25
Building on the successes of previous scholarship programmes, Knowledge•Action•Change (K•A•C) is pleased to announce the launch of the 7th K•A•C Global Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme.
Note: this application window is now closed. Next application window will open in September 2024
Build research capacity in the field of tobacco harm reduction and raise awareness of research and its implications for public health policy.
Develop and promote the evidence base
Enable consumers to make more informed personal health choices.
Improve the implementation and understanding of tobacco harm reduction.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROPOSALS THAT WILL INSPIRE CHANGE!
Indicative examples of the types of project proposals that the scheme would like to receive:
- Scoping research on THR priorities in a country
- Designing a research project on the nature or use of THR products
- Improving the applicant’s understanding of science and science skills by links with, or placement within, a research team or THR organisation
- Designing and initiating an intervention project to enhance public and/or professional understanding of THR and related projects
- Forming an organisation to take forward research on THR
- Developing a THR intervention project within a health and social care setting
- Making and disseminating a film(s) or other media containing credible and accurate information about THR
- Organising workshops and training events on THR
- Developing science communication skills related to THR
- Writing a research paper or other material for academic publication on THR
- Establishing a website and/or other media resources to improve understanding of THR
- Examining how poorer countries might overcome challenges presented by ‘high tech’ THR initiatives.
If you have an idea, but are unsure about how to take it forward, or wonder whether it will satisfy our criteria, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO CAN APPLY
The scholarships programme prioritises applications from low, and middle-income countries.
We welcome applications from any potential scholars with an interest in THR. This includes:
- people intending to enter into the field of research into THR and/or public health
- harm reduction professionals
- postgraduate students
- researchers and scientists
- medical professionals
- internet and social media professionals
- film makers and other audio-visual professionals.
Scholars can expect considerable input. This includes:
- assistance in honing your proposal post-submission
- a stipend of $12,000 to undertake the project
- travel to and from Warsaw to attend the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) (read programme highlights)
- an online course in the theory and practice of THR
- accommodation for the whole period of GFN, including additional days for scholars
- per diems for the duration of GFN
- enrolment onto the Mentoring scheme, with a named expert mentor (read programme highlights)
- ongoing support from the Scholarship Programme Manager
- assistance with problem solving – both practical and academic
- the opportunity to return to Warsaw in 2025 to share your findings, either as a poster display, as a speaker, or as an enhanced scholar.
WHAT SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS CAN EXPECT?
- Attendance at Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) 2024 in Warsaw, Poland
- The opportunity to hear the experiences of previous scholars
- Support in identifying ‘next steps’ in a possible career in the field of THR
- A bespoke scholar’s programme
- Expert mentoring and support throughout the scholarship programme
- The possibility of showing the outcome of your project at GFN or similar event in 2025
The scholarships programme prioritises applications from lower, and middle-income countries.
SUCCESSFUL SCHOLARS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
All scholars must be available in June 2024 to attend the Global Forum on Nicotine Conference (GFN), which will be held in Warsaw, Poland
All scholars must complete induction courses (at GFN and online)
All scholars will be expected to provide a 6-month progress report and a report of the project at 11 months
Some scholars may be invited back to GFN or similar event in 2025 to share learning and experience.
Agreement with K•A•C
Enter into a scholarship agreement with Knowledge•Action•Change
Acknowledge in any outputs that funding for their scholarship was provided by Knowledge•Action•Change
Agree to their names, biographies and photograph being placed on the scholarship programme website alongside any appropriate outputs from their scholarship
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE THRSP PROJECT
- Attendance at the GFN conference, alongside a bespoke programme for scholars, gives scholars a unique opportunity for learning & for implementing the knowledge and skills gained in their home countries.
- The scholarships are a K•A•C project delivered with the help of a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW).
- The programme is independently designed and run by K•A•C. The contents, selection and presentation of facts, on this website or in Scholar's published materials, as well as any opinions expressed herein, are the sole responsibility of the authors and under no circumstances shall be regarded as reflecting the positions of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, Inc.
- Completed projects may be included in future versions of the K•A•C publication ‘The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction’ and may also be included on this website.