Promoting Global Transformation for Health
The SIGHT Fellows Programme empowers researchers to address health inequities globally, focusing on the most vulnerable in low and lower-middle-income countries. The programme’s framework is the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the interlinked goals, there is a great need for interdisciplinary global health research and collaboration between different sectors to develop and implement evidence-informed policy.
The aim is for the Fellows to increase their contribution to solving the grand challenges in global health through a UN 2030 Agenda perspective. After the programme, the Fellows should have:
- Acquired more independence as interdisciplinary researchers in areas relating to global health.
- Extended their national and international network.
- Engaged their immediate research milieu and peers in interdisciplinary work through programme- and general SIGHT activities.
Fellows are nominated through the SIGHT University Network, with member institutions invited to submit nominations for the cohorts. Researchers with backgrounds in climate and environment, peace and conflict, and child health are then selected in tough competition.
Throughout the programme, representatives from the SIGHT University Network are invited to give input and reflect on the Fellows Programme’s development to learn and ensure synergies and reciprocity.
The SIGHT Fellows Programme was initiated in 2017, with a first cohort funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sida is currently supporting a second cohort for the period 2021-2022.
Read more about the Programme Cohorts and the Management Team and Programme Committee, here.