|Eligible programs of study
||UGME and graduate programs
|Value of award
$5,000 for a project involving travel within Canada or internationally
$2,500 for a project based in Ottawa
||February 10, 2023
The Advancements in Global Health Studentship program seeks to bring together the University’s global health community and expand its outreach to international partners, as well as provide opportunities for students, faculty, and communities that face global health challenges.
The program supports projects that contribute to the advancement of health equity and align with the Global Health Program’s mandate. It will provide funding to MD and graduate students for travel and work related to the projects.
Potential project areas:
- capacity building
- health equity
- public health
- health law, policy, and ethics
The applicant must:
Be registered as a full-time student in the first or second year of the MD program or in a graduate program (i.e., MSc, MPH, PhD, or MD/PhD) in the Faculty of Medicine; and
Have identified a faculty member that has agreed to supervise the project at the time of application
Note: although projects can be faculty-led, the student must be the lead applicant.
The project must:
Seek to address one of the following areas:
Improve our understanding of or our actions to address health challenges in low- and middle-income country settings;
Focus on transnational issues, determinants or solutions (e.g., climate change, migration, globalization); or
Advance global health education.
Be a total of at least 240 hours of work (equivalent to 6 weeks of full-time work) and occur between June and August;
For projects abroad or in Canada (outside of Ottawa), at least 4 of the 6 weeks (28 days) must be spent on site.
The student and their supervisor(s) can determine the exact schedule.
Be completed between June and August; and
Have ethics approval from a University of Ottawa and/or affiliated hospital Research Ethics Board, if applicable.
Selected candidates must also fulfill the following:
Bursary recipients will be selected by members of the Global Health Advisory Committee in accordance with the following principles:
- Relevance: The project addresses one or more areas of global health focus outlined in the eligibility criteria above.
- Impact on students: The project will have a positive impact on participating students, leading to improved knowledge and competence in global health.
- Scientific merit: The project has a clear objective, is well-designed and uses appropriate methods and approaches.
- Feasibility: The project can be successfully completed within the allotted timeframe.
- Equity: The project demonstrates a commitment to ethical global health principles in its design and, if applicable, its engagement with communities and/or partners.
Note: Preference will be given to students enrolled in and demonstrating participation in the Concentration in Global Health and Social Accountability.
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