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The Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Graduate Fellowship in Women's Mental Health

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

Award(s) Value: $5,000 - $10,000

The Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Graduate Student Fellowship in Women's Mental Health is a partnership between WCRI and the Women's Mental Health Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. It is open to University of Toronto graduate students in any graduate department studying some aspect of women's mental health. The student must be supervised by a Faculty of Medicine member appointed at the Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital. This award is evaluated based on financial need and academic achievement and is administered through the Office of Graduate & Life Sciences Education at the Faculty of Medicine.

Eligibility
The Mitchell and Venn Graduate Student Fellowship in Women's Mental Health is an Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) Award. OSOTF awards bring together matching funds from the province of Ontario (1/3) with funds from the University of Toronto (1/3) and funds from a private donor (1/3). OSOTF awards are restricted to residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need, according to the provincial government's guidelines.

To be eligible for the Mitchell and Venn Graduate Fellowship you must demonstrate financial need by completing a needs assessment form. If you have already been assessed for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS), you will only need to complete a portion of the Financial Needs Assessment. Please read all of the forms carefully.

Individuals will be assessed for academic achievement. For this process it will also be helpful for us to have a copy of your curriculum vitae. Evaluation criteria include:

  • relevance of research to women's health
  • degree of innovation
  • academic excellent
  • independent contribution
  • significance of project
  • other potential sources of support

Application Process

Please ensure that your application includes:

  1. Completed Financial Needs Assessment*
  2. Completed Application Form for OSOTF Awards*
  3. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  4. Two letters of support, including one from the candidate’s current supervisor
  5. A 1-2 page description of the candidate’s research, including details of:
    1. Interdisciplinary aspects of their research, if any
    2. How their work advances knowledge of women’s health
    3. How being associated with the Women’s College Research Institute will contribute to their research

*Guidelines for completing these forms are also available.

Please submit your applications in hard copy only, in an envelope clearly marked with "Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Graduate Student Fellowship in Women's Mental Health," to 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 recipients of the Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Fellowship were Danielle Jacobson supervised by Gillian Einstein and Jenna Pirmohamed supervised by Simone Vigod and Noah Ivers.

Past Recipients

The 2017-2018 recipients of the Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Fellowship were Katherine Stewart supervised by Janice Du Mont and Helene Polatajko and Wook Yang supervised by Lori Ross.

The 2016-2017 recipient of the Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Fellowship was Ms. Katherine Stewart (PhD Student, Rehab Sci) supervised by Janice Du Mont.

The 2015-2016 recipients of the Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn Fellowship were Ms. Victoria Sparrow-Downes (MSc student, IHPME) supervised by Mona Loutfy and Ms. Katherine Stewart (PhD Student, Rehab Sci) supervised by Janice Du Mont.

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