Call for Mentees:  Publication Mentorship Program for First-time Women Authors in the Field of HPSR

Call for Mentees: Publication Mentorship Program for First-time Women Authors in the Field of HPSR

HSG and the Alliance in collaboration with Health Policy and Planning invite early-career women based in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and working on HPSR issues to apply

Call for Mentees: Publication Mentorship Program for First-time Women Authors in the Field of HPSR

Health Systems Global (HSG) and The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) are committed to supporting individual capacity for the conduct and uptake of health policy and systems research (HPSR).

Peer-reviewed publications are important for communicating scientific work, recognition within the research community and career progression. However, women lag behind their male colleagues in publications. A 2019 Lancet review argued that the division in knowledge between genders exists in all countries, with less than 30% of the world’s researchers being women. They further argue that while the proportion of women is increasing, these women still publish less than their male counterparts.

HSG and the Alliance, in collaboration with Health Policy and Planning, invite early-career women working on HPSR issues, based in Low- and Middle-Income countries, to participate in this call. Those who are interested in publishing their HPSR research for the first time in a global peer-reviewed journal and require guidance and support to submit a publishable manuscript should apply.

Prospective mentees must:

  • Be early-career women researchers seeking to publish a paper of original research relevant to the field of HPSR;
  • Be resident and working in an LMIC setting;
  • Already have a paper idea, outline, or draft manuscript in preparation;
  • Be able to develop the abstract and scientific paper in English;
  • Have no previous publications in a peer-reviewed journal with global reach as a lead author;
  • Require guidance through a one-to-one mentorship to prepare a high-quality publishable manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal.

* Afro-descent and Indigenous women researchers based in Latin America & the Caribbean are strongly encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants are requested to complete this Application Form and submit a short motivation letter (max 400 words) and an abstract (max 400 words) of their completed research work which they intend to convert into a fully developed scientific paper for publishing. Please review requirements and application information in further detail in our Call for Mentees (PDF) and closely follow the instructions provided in the application form.


Submit applications here

Please note that applications are no longer being accepted as the submission deadline of March 11, 2022 has passed.

25 responses to “Call for Mentees: Publication Mentorship Program for First-time Women Authors in the Field of HPSR”

  1. Adu-Gyamfi Benedicta says:

    I am very excited about this information.
    I have been preparing to have my papper published for sometime now.
    I will really appreciate some guidance to help me publish my research work.

  2. Eziuzor Charles says:

    Please, I am young professional with Msc health policy and health systems. Please I need mentorship to publish. Thank you

  3. Mwila Ng'andu says:

    I’m a young researcher (MSc Epidemiology) and this looks like a great opportunity to improve my writing skills and get my papers accepted to a journal. Super excited!

  4. Gloria Siseho says:

    I would be grateful to be granted the opportunity as a PhD in Public Health student researcher without any published work yet.
    This mentorship program is timely and crucial for my academic journey.
    Thanks for your consideration.

  5. This is indeed a noble initiative that would help women early career researchers in academic progression.

    • Liness Kataika says:

      Am very eager to come up with my own work to also appear in papers. Am grateful for the opportunity will work extra hard to produce something. I m already at a stage where am about to develop my manuscript.

    • Fungomeli says:

      Iam a Nurse and interested to participate. Kindly advice further.

  6. Reem Amarna says:

    I am a Ph.D. student from Palestine, and highly interested to submit but unfortunately, i can’t find my country name listed (PALESTINE)!!!

  7. This is a good initiative,im preparing a paper for publication,it will be helpful to me as an upcoming scholar in health related researches

  8. This is a good initiative,im preparing a paper for publication being a PhD student,it will be helpful to me as an upcoming scholar in health related researches

  9. Maurine Imbwana says:

    What a great opportunity worth trying and a noble initiative.A great opportunity to improve my writing skills and have my paper in the journal.

  10. Ogechukwu MaryAnn Akabuike says:

    This is awesome! A long awaited opportunity , so apt considering the timing. Looking forward to exploring this great opportunity to horn my writing skills and publish my work.

  11. Negsang Sharon says:

    This is a wonderful and very timely opportunity. I am a PhD student and this is going to be very helpful to me in completing my program.
    Can’t wait to explore this unique opportunity to contribute to the science world of Health.

  12. This is awesome,am a Master student in one of the government’s universities in Malawi.This will help me have an opportunity to publish my dissertation.

  13. Celestine Imuraaget Kiptirim says:

    This is a great opportunity. Am interested

  14. Jackline Mosinya Nyaberi says:

    Wow…This is timely.I would like to be mentored to publish in peer reviewed journals.

  15. Nobrah Mutuku says:

    This is great move in the research world. Hope I will make good contribution



  17. Mwaswere Juma says:

    This is a noble idea.
    I am a male junior lecturer who is also interested in publishing. I have seen the call for application emphasizes the female gender. Do I have a chance at this?

  18. Dr. Maliha BAqar says:

    I am very excited, I wish may get selected and this mentorship program will provide landmark in my career, as I want to pursue a PhD degree in future

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