Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Award

The Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship 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 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health departments. He 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.

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.

Please submit your above materials via email to Allison Conary.

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.

Award Details:

Who is eligible to receive the Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Award?
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral students conducting field research in international health epidemiology.

Who may submit an application?
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health doctoral students conducting field research in international health epidemiology.

When is the deadline for applications?
Wednesday, April 6, 2022