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Call for Applications: ASPHER Young Professionals Programme
8 Jun 2021

ASPHER’s Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is looking for new members to join in the summer of 2021!


Anyone who self-identifies as a public health young/early career professional (YP) and is in some way affiliated with an ASPHER Member School is invited to apply. We currently have a group of 15 YPs from all over the World with a variety of public health backgrounds.


The goal of the programme is to incorporate public health students and professionals early in their career with the ASPHER network. The programme does this by:

  • Building a network within the YPs that is maintained through monthly meetings and provides a medium for advice, feedback, and future collaboration
  • Incorporating YPs into ASPHER research collaborations to provide opportunities to gain relevant experience

There is a great level of flexibility on how YPs are involved. In the past year, YPs have been involved in over 20 projects ranging from full-length research collaborations to commentary articles, covering topics from contact tracing technology to vaccine nationalism.

YPs are expected to engage in monthly YPP meetings and actively participate in ASPHER research projects. By applying, you agree to commit to this.


All meetings are virtual, so you can join from anywhere! When The YPP itself meets monthly, with occasional additional social events. Various projects and ASPHER groups will meet additional times beyond this commitment.


The YPP is a great opportunity to join a supportive community of other young public health professionals, and provides the potential to join research collaborations with researchers from around the World. You can join research projects on COVID-19, publish reports, and join regular conversations about the current public health situation, as well as build a robust network.


Applications are open June 4th - June 27th (11:59pm CEST), 2021.

Applicants will be contacted by July 4th, 2021, and, if accepted, the intake session will be July 19th-20th.

Please answer the application questions and upload a one-page resume at this form.

Do distribute this call to your students, alumni and early career faculty! Download the Call for Applications flyer.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact with any questions.

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