Call for Abstracts - Research on Non-Communicable Diseases and Environment Change

The George Institute calls for urgent, triple-win actions on climate, health and equity to pull humanity back from the brink

The George Institute for Global Health is committed to developing a program of work and impact in the climate and health, and planetary health domains in collaboration with Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, India (SRIHER), International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Brawijaya University, Indonesia (BU) and Imperial College London (ICL). Together, we are developing a program of research, capacity strengthening and community engagement to address the rapidly growing burden of Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the existential threat due to global environmental changes.

Research Capacity Strengthening constitutes an integral part of our program. Our goal is to train and develop research capacities of young and midcareer researchers, especially in the developing countries. We are delighted to invite abstracts for presentation from researchers in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia on their work at the intersections of NCDs and Environment Change.

Two selected participants from each country will be invited to present their work in person in November 2022 at New Delhi, India. Please check your eligibility and abstract submission guidelines before making a submission.


Abstracts should feature original work focusing on NCDs and environment change. There are no subject specific restrictions but the study should be relevant from a public health perspective.


The competition is open to early and mid-career researchers who have completed a Masters degree (in any area of public health or intersection of environment and health or environment engineering), and have not obtained more than 2 years of research experience post PhD.

Note: having a PhD is not mandatory

Submission guideline

Abstracts should be submitted as per the following headings:

  1. Your short bio (150 words); Title, Author names, Affiliation, a 300-word abstract (Introduction, methods, results, conclusion), upto 5 keywords and one figure or table.
  2. Abstract should be submitted as either a MS word or PDF document in English to siqbal@georgeinstitute.org.in.
  3. The submitted abstracts would be reviewed by an expert committee and only selected participants would be invited to present at the meeting.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts opens 1st September 2022

Call for abstracts closes 27th September 2022, 5:00 pm IST

Presentation Date 17th November 2022, New Delhi, India

Queries and abstract submissions to be addressed to siqbal@georgeinstitute.org.in