Global Health PhD & Postdoc Workshop Series

Course code
Course fee
Course Level
Master or PhD
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This Global Health workshop series will offer participants the opportunity to join various online workshops to improve their academic writing, communication skills and other academic "soft skills" relevant to the field of global health and beyond. In addition, this will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other PhD candidates and early career researchers. 

Twelve 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. 30).

All workshops are offered virtually on Monday and Tuesday, with one session between 10am and 1pm (NL time), and one session between 2 and 5pm (NL time). The following workshops are including in this years workshop series (see also programme attached to this form).

Date Time   Workshop
5 Jun 10am - 1pm   Academic writing - Arjenne Louter (The Dutch PhD Coach)
5 Jun 2pm - 5pm   Funding for early-career researchers - Anna-Pavlina Haramis (Research Support)
6 Jun 10am - 1pm   Data visualisation (p1) - Infographic storytelling - Graphic Hunters
6 Jun 2pm - 5pm   Data visualisation (p2) - Interactive data visualisation - Graphic Hunters
12 Jun 10am - 1pm  

Communicating science to a general audience - Robert Ingles (Jive Media, ZA)

12 Jun 2pm - 5pm   Making a great podcast! - Ashis Brahma
13 Jun 10am - 1pm   Giving a good (online) presentation - Mariska Wessels (The Voice of Leadership)
13 Jun 2pm - 5pm   Making impact through research  - Claudia Nicolaij (Research Support)
19 Jun 10am - 1pm   Writing a narrative CV - Sanne Hindriksen (Research Support)
19 Jun 2pm - 5pm   Mentoring workshop - Building blocks for a succesful academic career - Prof. Oscar Franco
20 Jun 10am - 1pm  

Equitable partnerships in Global Health - Julia Addison / Judith van de Kamp (UMCU)

20 Jun 2pm - 5pm   How to Engage Communities and Patients in Your Research - Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea

A more detailed course brochure will be available in due course. 

This online series is organized by Julius Global HealthUniting StreamsAction on Preeclampsia Ghana, North-West University South Africa, and The Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.

The team members are: Tom Jacobs, Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea, Lebo Gafane-Matemane, Jesse Lemmen, Iris Mikulic, Lekha Rathod, Daniel Boateng, Joyce Browne, and Martin Heine

GHWS 2023-3.pdf
Course director
Dr. Martin Heine, Dr. Joyce Browne & Dr. Daniel Boateng


Target audience

PhD candidates, postdocs, and other early career researchers. Our primary target audience are researchers working in Global Health, but if space allows, others can also join!

Aim of the course

By the end of the workshop series, participants have improved their writing and data visualization skills, are more comfortable and competent in presenting their work academically and for a general audience, have learned about key approaches to engaging a general audience into their partnerships and research, have a better idea as to what it takes to have a successful academic career, and have been able to connect with and meet other (global health) PhD students and postdocs.

Study load

Twelve 2 to 3 hour workshops in June. Some workshops may require preparatory work. All workshops will be in the morning and afternoon (NL time), and on set days to promote ease of incorporating workshops in to personal agenda's.


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

Different registration fees apply:

  • Early-bird registration fee (register on or before 15th of April): €295,-
  • LMIC** based participants: €195,- (or €150,- when registering on or before the 15th of April)
  • Full/regular fee (after April 15th): €395,-
  • APECGH nominees (5 max.): €150,-
  • NWU nominees (3 max.); €150,-

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


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 (global) research activities (max. 300 words). 

Admitted applicants (max. 30) will receive a message of acceptance via email. 

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

Motivation Letter

Contact details

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
19 May 2022