Tsuha Global Fellowship Program
An exciting new initiative was recently launched by UWA’s School of Population and Global Health and the Hawaii-based Tsuha Foundation. As reported in a previous edition the UWA Forward, the Tsuha Global Fellowship Program was inspired by common commitments of the Tsuha Foundation and UWA, in progressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supporting the next generation of leaders from low and middle income countries.
“We are excited about the way our partnership with UWA will equip students in lower-income countries to become even stronger leaders,” The Tsuha Foundation said, when asked about the new program. “We look forward to the innovative solutions Fellows will create as a result of building connections and expertise through this program.”
The prospect of participating in the program has attracted remarkable interest,
with applications being received from around the world. Over 350 high quality applications were received and a rigorous selection process was required to identify ideal candidates for the final interview process. The successful eight applicants will be notified in early October 2021.
Participants will initially embark on a targeted virtual program of education, mentorship and networking with leading academics. The aim is to help Fellows develop advanced research, leadership and advocacy skills to apply evidence-based solutions to complex issues in their community and field of work – aligning with UWA’s Grand Challenges vision and the forthcoming UWA Internationalisation Strategy, to unite world-class teaching, research and student experiences with communities, particularly those from the Indian Ocean Rim, to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems.
These fellows had to have met these standards and had to include an actionable project which holds the potential to lead meaningful change in their home countries.
The applications were impressive and we’re proud of our fellows.
Must have completed an undergraduate degree
Had to demonstrate written and verbal English proficiency
Must demonstrate success in their current field of work
UWA Researchers to Lead New Tsuha Global Scholars Program
Pursuing the principles of SDG17s ‘partnership for sustainable development’, the Scholars will join a vibrant network and global cross-disciplinary cohort which will encourage the ongoing sharing of knowledge, ideas, experiences and best practices with reciprocal benefits for the Scholars, the UWA community and other stakeholders across government, industry and society.
Successful Fellows will be matched to work with academic staff mentors at UWA who are expert in their respective areas of interest.
A maximum of two Fellows will be selected to work with each academic mentor