Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship, which is awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  A renowned investigator of tropical diseases and a dedicated teacher who inspired doctoral students, Professor Brinkmann held appointments in three departments and was a founding member of the multidisciplinary New Diseases Working Group.  He died in June 1993 while conducting field research in Brazil.

The Fellowship will provide an award of $2,500 to support travel to a field research site and will be awarded to a doctoral student whose work exemplifies the interests and values of Professor Brinkmann, in seeking to bring together international health epidemiology and infectious diseases.  Applicants must provide proof of having successfully passed (or scheduled) their Oral Qualifying Examination or Preliminary Qualifying Examination.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • 3-5 page proposal that explains the planned research project, how the travel funds would be used, and how the research would further the fields of international health, epidemiology, and infectious diseases;
  • Proof of having successfully passed or scheduled the Oral Qualifying Examination or Preliminary Qualifying Examination;
  • Letter of recommendation from your academic advisor.

The above materials should be submitted via email to Barbara Heil before the deadline on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 (5:00PM Eastern).


Contributions to the Fund may be sent to the Office of the Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.