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2021 Global Health Scholars - Graduate Program Application

 Please review all the information provided on the 2021 Global Health Scholars – Graduate Program main page.

Step 1: Review the following application information for this program: 
Components of Application

In addition to completing the application form (below), please submit a single PDF file containing all of the following:

  • Essay
  • CV
  • Copy of unofficial transcript - include the current term, even if grades have not been assigned.
Essay Guidelines
  • Max 3 pages, 11 pt font, single-spaced.
  • In addition to the 3-page essay, applicants may submit a 1-page bibliography or reference sheet.
  • Your essay should respond to the following questions (1-7):
    1. Explain the research project you are seeking funding for through this program.
    2. How does your research project contribute to your field of study?
    3. How will your past experiences and interests in global health and research support your proposed work?
    4. Who are the onsite partners you are collaborating with and how are they involved in the execution of this work?
    5. Due to the COVID-19 directives set by McGill University,  please discuss how you will conduct your research activities remotely and what impact this will have on your project?
    6. How will the funding provided by this program make a difference to your project?
    7. The Global Health Scholars - Graduate program includes 2-3 trainings per year on global health topics and other learning opportunities. Please discuss a topic(s) you would like to see covered and how you view this additional training piece of the program.
Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by at least two reviewers based on the following criteria:

1. Understanding of global health     

The applicant provides an insightful reflection on how the proposed research project directly relates to their field of study within global health.

2. Quality of research project    

The quality and potential of the research project, how it relates to the applicant's thesis or graduate requirements, and overall clarity with which proposal is written to a multi-disciplinary committee (non-specialist audience).                                                                                                                                     

3. Research excellence

The applicant demonstrates the capacity for research excellence based on their academic track record as defined by the quality of research contributions, leadership in the research domain, and the sphere of influence achieved to date.

4. Research partnership

The applicant has a clear and defined collaboration plan that includes the involvement of the partner institution or onsite partners in the execution of research project.

 5. Suitability for program

Overall suitability of the applicant and research project for the Global Health Grads Program.
(Supporting evidence to be evaluated for this criterion-not limited to:  research project, cv, transcript, contributions to research, prior global health experience, language/cultural competency, degree of self-reflection, and overall readiness to conduct research internationally or in Northern Canada).                 

Step 2: Please use the following form to submit an application:

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