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2019 Application Form: Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards & Gail Carson Award

Applications for the Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards & Gail Carson Award are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied. Winners will be notified in March.

Deadline: February 14, 2019, 11:59PM

Mandatory Conditions:

  1. Students completing a clinical course in an underdeveloped (low-resource) community. (Gail Carson Award only)

  2. Attend a pre-departure session before departing on your global health placement

  3. Attend a re-entry session after returning from your global health placement (Global Health Concentration students mandatory, Ambassador students if possible)

  4. Submit a report about your placement to Global Health Programs and GAIHN Chair within 6 weeks of your return
    Include a photograph if possible with consent for use for media and web

  5. Share your global health experience with the McGill community in one or more of the following ways:
    Present a poster at Global Health Night
    Submit research paper to the Prognosis Global Health Journal
    Submit a report to Med e-news, or Global Health Programs blog “Notes from the Field”

Each application must include:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Copy of unofficial transcript
  3. Essay questions: maximum of 2 pages single-spaced
  • Briefly describe your nursing placement and/or research project. Please include a description of the population you will be working with.

  • What do you hope to gain from the experience?  Please include how this experience will link to your future work or studies.

  • What obstacles or challenges do you forsee? (ex. cultural, linguistic, safety, ethical) How do you plan to address them?

  • How have you contributed to global and Indigenous health efforts at McGill, the greater Montreal community, or through other methods?

  • Include a budget of estimated expenses including airfare, accommodations, cost of living, and any other sources of funding you have received or applied for (not included in the 2 page limit). And how you plan to finance this trip? Please indicate details regarding your financial need that you feel may be relevant to your application.

Application material should be submitted below

  • Full applications must be received by February 14, 11:59PM. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which peoples of the world now gather. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.