Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Call for Applications for 2013-14 CIHR Fellows in Public Health Policy and Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy Students


Call for Applications for 2013-14 CIHR Fellows in Public Health Policy and Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy Students
 Application Deadline: Friday, March 22nd, 2013
The CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy and the Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy provides an exciting opportunity for students and postdoctoral fellows to learn about the complex tasks demanded by public health policymaking.  The primary objectives of the programs are:
1.   To build capacity in public health policy research and practice;
2.   To provide students and postdoctoral fellows with an environment that support learning across disciplines and substantive areas;
3.   To foster collaborative research in public health policy; and
4.   To contribute to more effective public health policy through collaborations with government and voluntary-sector public health policy leaders.
Students and postdoctoral fellows will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experience related to public health policy through the following program components:  
·       Required courses in public health policy
·       Monthly public health policy rounds
In addition, students involved in the Fellowship program will also participate in:
·       Annual training institutes
·       Training and Research Pods
·       Executive exchanges and interchanges
·       Public forums and/or other knowledge exchange activities with the community
Eligibility criteria:
·         Acceptance in a graduate-level program in a Department, School or Faculty at the University of Toronto, or post doctoral position at the University of Toronto or affiliated research unit/hospital
·         An existing or proposed training and research focus in public health policy
Funding available for the CIHR Strategic Training Program in Public Health Policy:
·         Masters level Fellows: up to $17,850, renewable for up to one additional year
·         Doctoral level Fellows: up to $17,850, renewable for up to three additional years
·         Post doctoral Fellows: up to $36,750, renewable for up to one additional year
·         Fellows already receiving funding from other sources may qualify for STIHR funding up to $2000.  
For additional information about the CIHR Fellowship in Public Health Policy and the Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy please visit our website at:  www.publichealthpolicy.utoronto.ca  OR contact us by email at: publichealthpolicy@utoronto.ca


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