For September 2019 admissions, all applicants to a program with Specialization in Epidemiology, and proposing to conduct a thesis with Dr. Vicki Kristman, in the area of injury or work disability prevention will be considered for an additional Entrance Scholarship. Preference will be given to MHSc applicants. Dr. Kristman has 4 awards available for 2019 entry:
1) One award of $12,000 will be made available to the highest ranking applicant for 2019 entry. This Epidemiology Entrance Scholarship is made available through part of Dr. Vicki Kristman's CIHR New Investigator Award.
2) Another award of $6,000 will be made available to the next most competitive applicant for 2019 entry. This Epidemiology Entrance Scholarship is also made available through part of Dr. Vicki Kristman's CIHR New Investigator Award.
3) An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is also available to participate in a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded project titled "Understanding labour force participation, work productivity and disability in the Indigenous context: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council”. The successful student will be expected to contribute considerable effort to the project and develop a thesis related to this project. An additional $10,000 stipend will be available to support the student throughout the program. Please contact Dr. Kristman directly for more details about the project.
4) An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is also available for a student to conduct a thesis project relating to the “Work disability prevention in Ontario: testing a supervisor training intervention” funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (OMRI). The awarded student will be expected to develop a thesis related to this project. Please contact Dr. Kristman directly for more details about the project.
All students awarded scholarships through Dr. Kristman will become student members of “EPID@Work” (The new Research Institute for Enhancing Prevention of Injury and Disability at Work).
Funding Year(s): 2019/2020
How to Apply: No specific application is required for any of these awards beyond application to the program. For the SSHRC-funded and OMRI-funded awards, please include some thoughts around a potential thesis topic in your letter of intent. It is recommended that you contact Dr. Kristman for further details before preparing your application.
Internal Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019
Award Category: Scholarship
Comments: For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page
Funding Source: Internal
Programs Applicable To:
Funding Level: Masters