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Aviva Women in Science Fund Applications
Watch this Aviva Day Video and this one for comprehensive information on the initiative

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The Aviva Women in Science fund was developed in honour of Aviva Lilia Bernardo Kullberg who passed away unexpectedly at 10 months and 13 days in November of 2020. Aviva was the beloved daughter of two of the Open Dreams founders, Hans Kullberg and Cristina Bernardo. The scholarship was created in her honour to help further the advancement of maternal, neonatal, and child health so that unanticipated deaths such as hers could be prevented or at least understood.

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The Aviva Women in Science fund was developed in honour of Aviva Lilia Bernardo Kullberg who passed away unexpectedly at 10 months and 13 days in November of 2020. Aviva was the beloved daughter of two of the Open Dreams founders, Hans Kullberg and Cristina Bernardo. The exact cause of Aviva’s death is still unknown, but she appeared to have a rare, unknown disease that led her to have extreme bouts of bradycardia, hypothermia, and slowed breathing, and lethargy. The scholarship was created in her honour to help further the advancement of maternal, neonatal, and child health so that unanticipated deaths such as hers could be prevented or at least understood.

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The Aviva Women in Science Fund grants provide assistance to women in leadership roles within established organisations focusing on maternal and child health. This grant is geared towards improving the health of mothers and children. This is offered to young women who are passionate about giving back to their community by administering campaigns, health education, and other services in order to improve the health of women and children.

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The Aviva grant is suitable for short-term research projects focused on maternal and child health. The grant is meant to cover one-year long research projects, but projects lasting up to two years would be considered for funding. Early and mid-career researchers and global or public health professionals based in Cameroon are eligible to apply for the Aviva grant.