GCHP: 2022 Continuing Education Grant Program for Healthcare Professionals

Deadline: 18-mar-2022

The McGill Global Child Health Program (GCHP) is inviting applications for the 2022 Continuing Education Fellowship Program for students and health professionals-in-training interested in maternal and child health (MCH).

This scholarship is open to all eligible post-secondary students/trainees. Research submitted for funding in this category must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member at the principal applicant’s institution, with supervisor approval obtained prior to application submission.

All applicants, especially those conducting community-based and/or participatory research, are strongly encouraged to seek out a local partner who can provide expertise and assistance in the proposed area and research site.

The local partner must be recognized in the research site and be able and willing to spend time helping the project team. If applicable, a letter of support from the local partner is required.

Duration

Funding start date: between May 01 and July 01, 2022

Eligibility criteria
  • The lead applicant must:
    • Be enrolled in a post-secondary program in one of the health fields listed here.
    • Have at least 1 academic term before the end of the program.
    • Fluent in French, English or both.
    • Be part of a research team that includes their local academic supervisor.
    • Be a citizen and resident of a low or lower middle income (LMIC) country as classified by the World Bank.
  • The research site should be an LMIC, preferably the principal applicant’s home country or a naturalized place of residence.
  • If you are doing a group submission, it is recommended that at least 2 professions/disciplines be represented on the team. It is recommended that at least one member of the team be a senior researcher.
Proposal Guidelines

The proposal should include the following information:

  • Introduction: Context and justification of the project, importance of this initiative in the proposed contexts, hypothesis and specific objectives. Usually about 1 page.
  • Research Methods: Explain how this project will be carried out. List the study design, study population, inclusion/exclusion criteria, sample size, study period, data to be collected, how and where data will be collected, etc. Include the data analysis plan. Usually about 1 page.
  • Ethical consideration: Explain which institution(s) you will seek ethics approval from, if any. Explain what measures will be taken to ensure the confidentiality and well-being of your participants, if applicable (informed and voluntary consent, anonymization, secure storage of data, etc.). Usually about one or two paragraphs.
  • Significance and potential importance: How will the expected results inform the clinical and/or population health response for MCH? Indicate the potential importance of your project to local and global efforts to improve MCH. For group projects, indicate the added importance of a multidisciplinary approach to this project. Usually about one or two paragraphs.
  • Knowledge Mobilization: What will you do to ensure that the results are disseminated and implemented? Usually about a paragraph.
  • Appendices: Budget (1 page) and schedule (1 page).

For more information, visit https://www.mcgill.ca/gchp/grants/training-grants

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