Global Health PhD & Postdoc Writing Retreat

Course code
Course fee
Course Level
Master or PhD
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This online Global Health Writing Retreat will offer participants the opportunity to join various online workshops to improve their academic writing and communication skills and meet other global health PhD candidates and early career researchers. 

Seven online half-day workshops are aimed to improve academic skills, relevant for early career researchers, PhD candidates, and postdocs. Over the course of three weeks, experts and senior researchers will facilitate (interactive) workshops, sharing the most common pitfalls in academic writing, and providing tips and tools to give engaging presentations, write stunning papers, and obtain research grants.  

Please note that a limited number of spots is available (max. 25).

The following workshops are part of the program: 

Date & Time     Workshop
May 4   Giving a Good (Online) Presentation
May 6   Academic Writing
May 10   Analytic Storytelling
May 12   Data Visualisation & Poster Design
May 17   Pitch Your Thesis in 3 minutes
May 19   Transform Your research in a Grant & Theory of Change
May 20   Get Your Work Published
    Impressing Your Grant Interview Committee
May 21   TropQuiz

For details and information on facilitators please see the workshop programme. 

This online series is organized by Julius Global Health, Uniting Streams, and Action on Preeclampsia Ghana, in collaboration with North-West University South Africa, and The Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Course director
Dr. Joyce Browne & Dr. Daniel Boateng


Mariska Wessel - Giving a Good (Online) Presentation
Arjenne Louter - Academic Writing
Marieke Drost - Analytic Storytelling
Graphic Hunters - Data Visualization and Poster Design
Jennifer House - Pitch Your Thesis in 3 Minutes
Claudia Nicolaije - Transform Your Research in a Grant 
Rick Grobbee - Get Your Work Published
Miriam SturkenboomImpressing Your Research Grant Interview Committee

Target audience

PhD candidates and postdocs (in Global Health)

Aim of the course

By the end of the retreat, participants have improved their writing, presenting and data visualization skills, and have had the chance to meet other global health PhD students and postdocs.

Study load

Seven 3 to 4-hour workshops in May. Some workshops may require preparatory work. All workshops will be in the morning (NL time) because of the time zones we would like to cover. 


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Extra information about the fee

Different registration fees apply:

  • Full/regular fee: €395,-
  • MIC or LIC* based participants: €195,-
  • APECGH nominees (5 max.): €150,-
  • NWU nominees (3 max.); 150 euros,-

*LIC and MIC are lower and (upper and lower-)middle income countries, as classified by the World Bank. Participants can apply for the LIC/MIC fee based on the location of the institution they are affiliated to. 


Extra application information

Applicants will be asked to provide a CV (max. 1 page) and a short motivation letter, explaining how you will apply the acquired skills in your research activities (max. 300 words). 

Admitted applicants (max. 25) will receive a message of acceptance via email. 

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

Motivation Letter

More information


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
30 May 2021