Published: 24.05.05 Updated: 24.05.2005 13:42:47
The Nordic Council of Ministers finances the project "Infectious disease control in the Barents and Baltic Sea regions 1998 - 2001".

The project area includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Murmansk, Arkangelsk, Karelia, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Kaliningrad, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The aim of the project is to strengthen the infectious disease control in the areas adjacent to the Nordic countries (the Baltic countries and Northwest Russia) and to transfer expertise in modern epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.

During the year 2000 the project grants ten fellowships to young, English-speaking medical professionals of the adjacent areas who are responsible for infectious disease control at the national, regional or local level. The fellows should be committed to the continuation of their work in the given field in their country, and the participation in a network of epidemiologists.

The fellows will be granted free travel costs, a modest accommodation, travel insurance and a daily allowance.

Over a period of up to eight weeks (not necessarily continuously) the fellows shall stay at one (or two) of the participating institutes in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. They will be offered a broad introduction to the field, including work on special projects, the investigation of outbreaks, the development of guidelines, the conduction of surveys, the evaluation of surveillance systems or writing articles. The fellows will be supervised by one of the leading epidemiologists at the host institute.

We kindly ask applicants to name their wishes for the period of fellowship, preferred topics and host country. A Curriculum vitae must be enclosed. The closing date for applications for fellowships in 2000 is March 15th, 2000. New fellowships will be offered in the year 2001.

All requests for information and applications should be sent to:

Project manager Stein Andresen, National Institute of Public Health PO Box, 4404 Torshov, N-0403 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 22042626, fax: + 47 22042513, E-mail:, or

Project executive officer Vibeke R. Gundersen, National Institute of Public Health Tel: +47 22042233, fax: + 47 22042513, E-mail: