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Cambridge Global Challenges


Applications are invited under the Newton Fund for a workshop taking place 21th to 25th September 2018, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia.

Workshop Themes

  • Theme 1: Health and wellbeing in urban area (covers issues such as illness among the workforce and work-related stress)
  • Theme 2: Health and wellbeing in rural area (covers issues such as healthcare and wellbeing in rural communities and access to healthcare provision in rural areas)
  • Theme 3: Work and wellbeing (how work positively contributes to wellbeing and unemployment as an indicator of poor health and wellbeing)
  • Theme 4: Healthcare provision, social welfare and economic development (covers issues such as quality of healthcare provision; stress and wellbeing of healthcare personnel and role of different stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem)

Target participants

Early Career Researchers (i.e. up to 10 years post-doctoral positions) from the UK and Malaysia. Around 17 UK and Malaysia early career researchers will have the opportunity to meet in Malaysia for the workshop. Successful candidates will be selected by a committee at the lead institutions.

Level of funding

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund. For UK participants, costs for the visa will be covered; however, participants will be responsible for making all the necessary visa arrangements.


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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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