Research Capacity Building

Promoting Evidence Base

Public Health Policy Awareness

Understanding Tobacco Harm Reduction


THR Scholarships

Building on the success of last year’s Scholarship programme, Knowledge•Action•Change is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd K•A•C Global Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme.



The Scholars can expect a wide range of input at the start of the process. This includes:

  • Assistance in honing your proposal post-submission
  • Travel to and from Warsaw to attend the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN)
  • Accommodation for the whole period of GFN, including additional days for Scholars
  • Per diems for the duration of GFN
  • A stipend of $10,000 to undertake the project
  • Enrolment onto the Mentoring scheme, with a named expert Mentor
  • Ongoing support from the Scholarship Programme Manager
  • Assistance with problem solving – both practical and academic
  • The opportunity to return to Warsaw in 2020 to share your findings, either as a poster display, or as a speaker.

Important dates for your diary (some dates during the conference may be subject to change but the main dates of the conference are fixed):

  • Application deadline – 15th January 2019
  • Assessment of proposals – January to March 2019
  • Notification of outcomes to applicants – 15th March 2019
  • GFN Warsaw:
    • Travel to Warsaw – arrive 11th June 2019
    • Scholars’ induction day – 12th June 2019
    • Conference side events and Michael Russell Memorial Lecture – 13th June 2019
    • GFN conference and film Festival – 14th to 15th June 2019
    • Meeting with Mentors – 15th June 2019
    • Post Conference debriefing – 16th June 2019
  • Interim project report to be supplied by Scholars – End of November 2019
  • Final project report plus submission of associated work – April 2020
  • Potential attendance at GFN 2020 – June 2020

The Scholarship Induction Programme – 12th June 2019

The induction programme will be held in Warsaw on the day prior to the commencement of GFN 2019. All Scholars must be available for the whole period (12th – 16th June 2019).

You will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field on topics including:

  • the history of harm reduction and how it pertains to tobacco and nicotine
  • quality standards and legislation
  • how to critique research
  • the consumer perspective
  • the experience of participants in last year’s Scholarship programme