The KAC Global Tobacco Harm Reduction
Scholarship Programme 2021

Building on the successes of previous scholarship programmes, Knowledge Action Change (K-A-C) is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th K-A-C Global Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme.

  • Build research capacity in the field of tobacco harm reduction and raise awareness of research and its implications for public health policy.

  • Develop and promote the evidence base.

  • Enable consumers to make more informed personal health choices.

  • Improve the implementation and understanding of tobacco harm reduction.

We are looking for proposals that will inspire change!

We have developed a scholarship package to ground scholars in the theory and practice of tobacco harm reduction (THR). The scholarships will commence at the Global Forum on Nicotine Conference (GFN), which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, between 17th & 19th June 2021.

THR Scholarship Programme

Why you should apply?

What successful applicants can expect?

Attendance at GFN 2021 (if possible, if not possible due to the ongoing pandemic, all learning activities will take place online)
A bespoke scholar’s programme
The opportunity to hear the experiences of previous scholars
Expert mentoring and support throughout the scholarship programme
Support in identifying ‘next steps’ in a possible career in the field of THR
The possibility of showing the outcome of your project at GFN or similar event in 2022



All scholars must be available between 15th and 20th June 2021.


All scholars will be expected to provide a 6-month progress report and a project summary at 11 months.


Some scholars may be invited back to GFN or similar event in 2022 to share learning and experience.

Successful scholars will be required to:


Agreement with K•A•C

Enter into a scholarship agreement with Knowledge•Action•Change

Funding Source

Acknowledge in any outputs that funding for their scholarship was provided by Knowledge•Action•Change

Content Agreement

Agree to their names, biographies and photograph being placed on the scholarship programme website alongside any appropriate outputs from their scholarship

Submissions deadline was midnight (GMT) on 30th November 2020.

Submissions are closed

Attendance at the GFN conference, alongside a bespoke programme for scholars, gives scholars a unique opportunity for learning & for implementing the knowledge and skills gained in their home countries. There are 20 entry level scholarships available annually, supporting agreed projects up to a value of $10,000.

The scholarships are a K•A•C project delivered with the help of a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW).

The programme is independently designed and run by K•A•C. The contents, selection and presentation of facts, on this website or in Scholar's published materials, as well as any opinions expressed herein, are the sole responsibility of the authors and under no circumstances shall be regarded as reflecting the positions of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, Inc.

Completed projects may be included in future versions of the K•A•C publication ‘The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction’ and may also be included on this website.