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Helen Marion Walker - Soroptimist Scholarship

Application deadline: June 15, 2018, 4 p.m

Award value: $10,000

The Helen Marion Walker—Soroptimist Women's Health Research Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the estate of Ms. Helen Marion Walker and Soroptimist International of Toronto. The objective of the scholarship is to support the advancement of knowledge through research in women's health.

This $10,000.00 scholarship is granted by the Women's College Hospital Foundation.

Criteria in order of importance
Applications will be evaluated on:

  • academic record of the candidate
  • relevance to women's health
  • significance of project
  • degree of innovation
  • original contribution to knowledge
  • interdisciplinary aspects
  • other potential sources of support

Reporting
The successful candidate must present their work at one of the Soroptimists' monthly meetings (date TBD by candidate and Helen Marion Walker Soroptimist president) and submit a written report to Soroptimist International of Toronto at the end of the award year describing the research undertaken during the year and any other such information as the candidate may judge to be of interest. Renewed awardees will be expected to submit a written report each year.

Download the Terms of Reference for this award.

Eligibility
The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a resident of Ontario.

The candidate must be a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow conducting research in the area of women's health and working with a supervisor who is appointed at the Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital.

Awardees may apply to the award for renewal of the award.

Application Process
The application package should include:

  1. Completed Application Form for the Helen Marion Walker—Soroptimist Award
  2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  3. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  4. A 1-2 page description of the candidate's research, including details of:
    • interdisciplinary aspects of their research, if any
    • how their work advances knowledge of women's health
    • how being associated with the Women's College Research Institute will contribute to their research
  5. Two letters of support, including one from the candidate's current supervisor

Applications for Renewal
The submission must include:

  1. Two letters of support, including one from the candidate's department head and one from the candidate's advisory committee, both confirming that the candidate's research is progressing on a timely basis and that the candidate is continuing to demonstrate excellence in pursuing the advancement of knowledge through research in women's health.
  2. A copy of the student's written report to the Soroptomists of the research conducted while they held the award.
  3. An updated CV.

Please submit your applications in hard copy only, in an envelope clearly marked with "Helen Marion Walker—Soroptimist Women's Health Research Scholarship," to the Sarah Tang in Room 6327 by 4 p.m. on June 15, 2018. The office address is:

Sarah Tang, Research Operations
76 Grenville Street, Room 6327
Toronto, ON
M5S 1B1


Current recipient

The 2018-2019 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptomist Women's Health Research Scholarship is Jeanna McCuaig, supervised by Kelly Metcalfe.

Past recipients

The 2017-2018 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptomist Women's Health Research Scholarship is Lucy Barker supervised by Simone Vigod. 

The 2016-2017 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptomist Women's Health Research Scholarship is Lindsay Carlsson (PhD student, Nursing) supervised by Kelly Metcalfe.

The 2015-2016 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptomist Women's Health Research Scholarship was Ramanjeet Sohal (PhD student, IHPME) supervised by Onil Bhattacharyya.

The 2014-2015  recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Javaid Iqbal.

The 2013-2014 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Vasily Giannakeas.

The 2012-2013 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Lesley Tarasoff.

The 2011-2012 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Cory Borkoff.

The 2010-2011 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Celeste Hamilton.

The 2009-2010 recipient of the Helen Marion Soroptimist Women’s Health Research Scholarship was Azza Eissa.

 

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