Nomination Process

Participation in the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course is based on the following eligibility criteria and nomination-based selection process.


The Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course is specifically targeted toward individuals with the potential to advance to leadership roles in the field of malaria within the next 2-5 years. These individuals include:

  • Global public health, government, biomedical, and private sector professionals with advanced degrees, including health, business;
  • Junior faculty, mid-career scientists, researchers;
  • Malaria control program administrators or field-based personnel; and
  • Individuals progressing towards leadership positions in global malaria (nonprofit, government, business, etc.).


The Faculty Planning Committee, comprised of faculty from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Harvard University, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, solicit course nominees based on the criteria above by engaging a vast network of partners and collaborators in academia and the business, public health, government, and biomedical research sectors.

As part of the nomination-based course application process, nominees are invited to complete an online application form and submit both a curriculum vitae and ‘Statement of Motivation’ outlining their interest in malaria and how the course will benefit his/her professional development. Application materials are used to evaluate the individual’s readiness and ability to participate in the course and as a reference tool for curriculum development purposes.

The nomination period for the 2017 edition of the Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course is now closed. Check our website for future course updates or send questions to, including requests to join our mailing list for news about the launch of a new open online course called, “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe” later this year. 


Travel funding is available for those traveling from disease-endemic countries. Nominees who wish to be considered for a travel fellowship will have an opportunity to request travel support as part of the online course application process.


Individuals from academia and the business, public health, government, and biomedical research sectors who wish to recommend a Nominator may do so by sending a formal request to the Faculty Planning Committee at:

For additional information, contact


Limited travel fellowships are available for nominated applicants, namely those traveling from disease endemic countries.