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Monday, March 7, 2011

CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program

Overview

The primary goal of the CANADA-HOPE Scholarship Program is to further develop international collaborative efforts between researchers. The short term goal is to enable promising individuals to be mentored by prominent Canadian researchers. The long term objective of the Program is to enable promising scientists and clinicians from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), as identified by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the United Nations (UN), to be exposed to some of the best science, laboratories and training environments in Canada. This round will focus on sub continental South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Value and term

The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $174,000 for up to four years:

* Trainee stipend: $40,000 or $50,000 per annum. The stipend level is related to the major degree, licensure (where applicable) and experience of the applicant. Stipends are valued in Canadian dollars and are taxable.
* This award is non-renewable.


Specific Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for this award, the scholar must have a mentor in a related field at an eligible Canadian institution and the sponsorship of an eligible institution in sub-continental South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan) or in Sub-Saharan Africa. The scholarships are intended for men and women of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries following their return from study in Canada. Anyone who has obtained Canadian citizenship or who has applied for permanent residency in Canada shall not be eligible for the award. The mentor, scholar and sponsoring institution(s) must meet the following requirements:

a.Mentor:
◦must be employed by a Canadian institution eligible to received funds from CIHR;
b.Scholar:
◦must hold a PhD in a relevant field; or have a health professional degree in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine; or hold a professional degree in a regulated health profession such as optometry, chiropractic, nursing or rehabilitative science along with a graduate degree in a relevant field of study. Contact CIHR staff to determine if a particular health profession is eligible;
◦must have received academic training in clinical medicine, population health, health research and other health related areas which can have an impact on the health of people in LMIC;
◦must be in the early stage of their research career and have no more than ten years of research training experience;
◦must be a citizen of one the following countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan or a country in Sub-Saharan Africa;
◦must be employed by a sponsoring institution and is eligible for a study leave for two years;

Application Deadline: 2011-03-31

Further information, please contact:

Stéphanie Chenard
Program Delivery Coordinator
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-941-0848
Fax: 613-954-1800
Email: stephanie.chenard@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/


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