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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Canada-HOPE Scholarship Program

The CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program is dedicated to improving the health of people in developing countries by further strengthening international collaborative efforts between researchers. This year, the Program will enable promising scientists and clinicians from South Asia and Sub-Saharan Afica to be mentored by prominent Canadian researchers. They will be exposed to some of the best science, laboratories and training 
environments in Canada. 
Eligible research areas include clinical epidemiology, population health, clinical trials, health sciences, global health, and areas which can have an impact on the health of people in and Low/Middle Income Countries. 
Among other eligibility criteria, the scholars must: 
– be committed to research in a health related area which will help people in a developing country; 
– be in the early stage of their careers (and have no more than 10 years of research training experience); 
– be a PhD, MD or health professional in an eligible research area with an excellent track record; and 
– be dedicated to developing national and international collaborations in their area of research.

Funding for up to ten scholarships will be offered through this partnership in the second round of this 
program. Scholars will receive funding in Canadian  dollars based on the table below. 
Click the following link to apply online:
For questions on CIHR eligibility, guidelines or how to apply, contact: 
Jacqueline Jorge 
Team Lead, Targeted Initiatives Branch 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research 

Telephone: 613-952-4256 
Fax: 613-954-1800 

This program has been funded equally by CIHR and sanofi-aventis. 
For detailed information and the application form, see CIHR website. 
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