KCGH Thesis/Dissertation Prize 2024

Geplaatst op 09-05-2024  -  Categorie: English

Students and recent graduates usually have a healthy dose of curiosity and optimism. The immense amount of new knowledge they acquire in a short period of time normally leaves these people inspired and full of innovative ideas. This is often reflected in their research projects and thesis reports/articles. To highlight these people’s brilliant work and to encourage them to further elaborate, share, and realise their ideas, the Knowledge Centre Global Health (KCGH) is awarding a prize to recent graduates (Bachelor’s or Master’s) and doctors who conducted an innovative and impactful research project on global health topics such as:

  • Planetary Health: Exploring the impact of environmental change on human health.
  • Health Equity: Addressing disparities in health outcomes within diverse populations.
  • Infectious Diseases: Investigating the spread and control of infections, vital for a densely populated and highly connected country like the Netherlands.
  • Public Health Systems: Studying the efficiency and adaptability of health systems, a key concern for the Netherlands as it continues to innovate in healthcare delivery and policy, for instance considering challenges such as rising healthcare costs and limited capacity.

To celebrate and promote the exceptional work of these young scholars, KCGH awards prizes to:

  • Two recent graduates (Bachelor’s or Master’s) who have conducted an innovative and impactful thesis on these or other global health themes – EUR 500 each.
  • One recent PhD graduate who contributed significantly to new global health insights – EUR 1.000 to spend on further professional development, such as continuing the work presented in their thesis, attending advanced training, consulting with experts, or supporting activities to secure project funding.

How to compete:

All recent graduates and PhDs in the Netherlands — including special municipalities of Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius, as well as Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten — who study or work in the field of Global Health are invited to submit their thesis/dissertation to ofni.[antispam].@kcgh.nl by October 1st ‘24. A jury panel of Global Health experts under the lead of r Jaco Verweij will evaluate submissions based on criteria such as relevance, impact, and innovation. Winners will be recognised at the KCGH Symposium on November 27th.


  • Submissions Deadline: October 1st.
  • Review Period: October and November
  • Awards Ceremony: Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at the Navigating Truths Symposium on November 27th.

About KCGH:

The Knowledge Centre Global Health (KCGH) strives to facilitate and enhance the exchange of knowledge in Global Health by connecting healthcare and Global Health professionals and making Global Health knowledge more accessible. KCGH was founded by the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG) and the Training Institute Global Health and Tropical Medicine (OIGT), with support from the Ministry of Health, Wellbeing, and Sports (VWS). Visit us at www.kcgh.nl.

More Information: For additional details or inquiries, please contact us at ofni.[antispam].@kcgh.nl.



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The KCGH (Knowledge Centre for Global Health) was established by the NVTG (Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health) and the OIGT (Organization for International Health Cooperation) to make global health knowledge accessible and usable for the Dutch healthcare sector. KCGH is subsidised by the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport.

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