2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship

2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship

2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship

Exciting news awaits aspiring young health leaders! The application process for the 2023 One Young World Young Health Programme (YHP) Impact Fellowship is now open. This year, AstraZeneca is taking its commitment further by offering an extraordinary opportunity beyond scholarships. The YHP Impact Fellowship aims to empower and support the most influential young health leaders by providing them with invaluable development opportunities, access to influential networks, and crucial funding. This fellowship is designed to enable these exceptional individuals to amplify their positive impact on society and contribute even more significantly to the field of healthcare. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to take your leadership and change-making abilities to new heights!

In a remarkable collaboration with One Young World, exceptional young leaders will have the opportunity to participate in the highly anticipated One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast, UK. Alongside this incredible experience, they will be granted a substantial US $10,000 to support a specific project within their eligible non-profit organization. This generous grant aims to empower these inspiring individuals to develop and implement impactful health promotion programs, focusing on underprivileged communities in low- and middle-income countries. By providing access to networks, fostering personal development, and offering crucial funding, this initiative aims to ignite a global health movement driven by the passion and dedication of young people. Together, they have the power to create lasting change and improve the health outcomes of communities worldwide.

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As a delegate of the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Scholarship and Impact Fellowship, you will receive comprehensive benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Full delegate access to the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast, United Kingdom, from October 2nd to October 5th, 2023.
  • Return economy class air travel from your home country to Belfast, arranged by the OYW delegate services team.
  • Hotel accommodation in Belfast, checking in on October 1st and checking out on October 6th, arranged by the OYW delegate services team.
  • Catering throughout the summit, including dinner on October 2nd, breakfast, lunch, and dinner from October 3rd to October 5th, and breakfast on October 6th.
  • Per diem of up to £48 per day for travel to Belfast and on the pre and post-summit days of October 1st, 2nd, and 6th.
  • Reimbursement of the UK visitor visa application fee (£105 if applicable).
  • Return transfer from the airport to the hotel via public transport.
  • Access to the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Scholarship’s pre-programme on October 2nd.
  • Access to the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship, which includes a range of learning and development opportunities throughout the year. This includes access to the One Young World Academy for 1 year, participation in an online mini-MBA program, and learning and development opportunities related to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and professional skills.
  • A grant of $10,000 USD to support the delivery of a 6-12 month NCD prevention-focused project. The grant will be deposited into the eligible organization’s bank account following the Summit, subject to due diligence and verification checks by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
  • Invitation to join the YHP Alumni Group and network with other young health leaders worldwide after attending the One Young World Summit.

Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship:

  • Applicant should be aged 18 – 30.
  • Nationals of all non-sanctioned countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate positive impact related to tackling non-communicable diseases among youth.
  • Access to internet and a device (computer, phone) that will allow them to participate in live, online Fellowship sessions – this will not be provided to Fellows.

Applicants must be founders or leaders of registered non-profit organisations that meet the following criteria:

  • Have been registered and operational for at least 3 full years.
  • Have had total reported income in the last financial year of more than USD$50,000 and less than USD$1,000,000.
  • Are ‘funding-ready’ and able to provide appropriate documentation (in English) to AstraZeneca’s grant-making partner at the Charities Aid Foundation to verify their organisation’s charitable status, governance and financial situation. This process usually takes 3-6 months to complete and will begin once Fellows are selected. If the required documentation is not available, it may impact the ability of the organisation to receive the grant and Fellowship may be withdrawn. They aim for all grants to be dispersed by October 2023, and projects to start between October 2023 and April 2024. All projects must end by December 2024.
  • Operate in under-resourced communities. These are likely to be in low-income or lower-middle income countries or settings.

Applicants must be able to propose a 6-12 month project that:

  • Empowers young people (aged 12-24) to manage their health in order to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their community.
  • Focuses on tackling the five major NCD risk factor / behavioural risk areas (tobacco use, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and air pollution) which contribute to NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer, type II diabetes)
  • Is inclusive and non-discriminatory in its approach, working with marginalised or vulnerable young people
  • Is measured and is able to demonstrate impact. Organisations must provide an end-of-year and end-of-grant report including, but not limited to, total number of young people reached directly, change/improvement over time, lessons learned and impact.
  • Begins after October 2023 and will be completed by December 2024.

Projects that do any of the following are not eligible for funding:

  • Discriminate or primarily promote political or religious viewpoints to their beneficiaries.
  • Use the funds to make grants or financial donations to other organisations or individuals.
  • Be primarily a medical course/s.
  • Provide bursaries, tuition, scholarships or fees for an existing course.
  • Provide treatment, promote medicines, provide medical advice or pay for medicines.
  • Benefit AstraZeneca’s commercial business.
  • Last more than 12 months.
  • Have already taken place or are planned to start before November 2023.
  • Be funded more than 50% by another source, aside from the Step Up! Grant.
  • Selected individuals are expected to fully participate in the YHP Impact Fellowship and One Young World Summit. Any misrepresentation, or inability to fully participate and complete verification in a timely manner may jeopardise their Scholarship benefits and grant eligibility.
  • If, after selection, the screening and verification process determines that the organisations do not meet the eligibility requirements as outlined above, they will be unable to receive the Grant and the individual’s participation in the YHP Impact Fellowship and OYW Summit may be withdrawn.

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Application Procedure for the 2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship (How to apply);

Interested applicant who wants to apply for the 2023 One Young World Young Health Programme Impact Fellowship, should get started by registering via the official portal.

Application Deadline: 14th May 2023.

For more information visit the official website

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