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Diversity in Women’s Health Research Trainee Scholarship

Application deadline: June 24, 2019, 4 p.m

Award value: Up to two (2) awards of approximately $20,000 to support a research trainee from any faculty or graduate unit.  For the purpose of this award, a trainee includes a Master’s or PhD student or a post-doctoral fellow.


Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital has funding available to support promising trainees through a research scholarship.  The objectives of the scholarship are to support the advancement of groups who are underrepresented in Canadian health research careers, to enhance the support provided to our Scientists and to advance knowledge through research in women’s health.  


Scientists with an Appointment to Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital are eligible to apply for this funding.  Preference will be given to supervisors within the first 10 years of their appointment as an independent Scientist and/or those that have identified a promising trainee but have not yet secured funding for the trainee.  

The trainee supported by the scholarship must identify with one of the following groups, historically under-represented in health research: women or gender-diverse individuals, Indigenous peoples, those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+, Black or Muslim communities. 

The trainee must conduct research at the Women’s College Research Institute in the area of women’s health or must apply a sex and gender lens to their research. 

The scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards.

Application Requirements

Application Evaluation Criteria

  • Project relevance to the mission of Women’s College Hospital
  • Demonstrated funding need of supervisor
  • Importance of proposed project
  • Eligibility criteria has been met

Please submit applications via email as a PDF attachment. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All files in the application package should be clearly identified using the applicant’s last name, first name and the name of the document. (ex: Smith, John – CV 2019).

The subject line of the email application must state the name of the award. " Diversity in Women’s Health Research Trainee Scholarship," and should be sent to Maya Strasser at Maya.Strasser@wchospital.ca by 4 p.m. on June 24, 2019.

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