McGill University Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada

Publish Date: Mar 25, 2016

Deadline: Apr 30, 2016

McGill University Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

Established in 2015 by The Blema and Arnold Steinberg Family Foundation, for entering or current postdoctoral fellows at McGill University who are pursuing research related to global health in low or middle income countries or among Aboriginal populations in Canada. Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, upon recommendation of Global Health Programs, to one or more postdoctoral fellows on the basis of academic merit. Value: $45,000, plus an annual travel stipend of $5,000; may be renewable once.

McGill University has a long history of diverse global health research and training programs. The range of global health teams and researchers at McGill is one of our strengths. Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowships support the most promising scholars in global health and assist them in establishing a research base early in their careers. The program aims to support a diverse group of fellows with varying specialties and geographic areas of interest.

NOTE: The Fellowship particularly welcomes applications from citizens of LMIC countries and indigenous communities looking to study at McGill for their postdoctoral studies.

Program Details

  • Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a generous stipend and travel expenditures totaling $50,000. Healthcare information for international applicants can be found here.
  • In addition to individual financial support for each Fellow, McGill Global Health Programs is interested in fostering professional development for the cohort of global health fellows at McGill. The Global Health Programs office will help facilitate opportunities as requested by global health postdoctoral fellows at McGill. Topics may include: Publication and research communication; Teaching in diverse settings and with various technologies; Project and human resources management; Leadership and teamwork; and/or Media relations.
  • Steinberg Global Health Fellows may have teaching responsibilities (approximately 10 hours per semester) in theIntroduction to Global Health course, and/or as part of the Interprofessional Global Health Course. In addition, each fellow may be asked to give a public presentation on his or her research.
  • Please note that the renewal of the Fellowship for year 2 is not automatic. Candidates will need to re-apply, and they will be evaluated by the Awards Committee on their productivity and performance during the preceding year. These criteria along with a recommendation of the postdoctoral supervisor will be critical for a successful renewal.
  • Should Steinberg Fellows receive of an additional internal university fellowship or an external agency fellowship, the monetary value of the Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellowship will be reduced by an amount equal to the funds received from the other source. The fellow can keep the title of Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • Steinberg Global Health Fellows must provide an update on their work to the donor’s Foundation on a yearly basis. (Reporting will be coordinated by Global Health Programs).

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have or have arranged supervision by a member of McGill University Faculty who is a Professor, Associate Professor or an Assistant Professor. Most of McGill’s global health teams and researchers can be found on the GHP website.  
  • Applicants from varying specialties within global health, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, health sciences, humanities, epidemiology, public health, and health policy are encouraged to apply. Fundamental (laboratory or bench) research projects, without a clear translational focus on population outcomes will not be within the scope of this fellowship.
  • Applicants to the 2016-2017 Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree doctorate (DPhil, DPH, MD, DVM or similar terminal degree) before August 31, 2016. Awardees must be within 5 years of completion of this degree to hold the award.
  • Applicants, who do not have the PhD or PhD-equivalent degree in hand at the time of application, must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of the dissertation defense. Successful applicants who do not complete all requirements for their PhD by August 31, 2016, will have their offer of award withdrawn.
  • Please see the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office for detailed information on postdoctoral registration at McGill. Please make sure you meet the general requirements to be a postdoc in Quebec and Canada. Fellows must comply with all postdoctoral registration requirements. If selected, candidates from outside of Canada will need to budget for time required for immigration/work permit processing.

 Prospective candidates should submit:

  1. Application form - Please download to fill.
  2. CV
  3. PhD supervisor recommendation letter (maximum 2 pages)
  4. McGill supervisor recommendation letter (if different from above) (maximum 2 pages)
  5. Research proposal. Please write in simple, non-technical language. Awards committee members come from a varied global health background and may not be experts in your particular field (maximum 5 pages). Please include:
    • The objectives and significance of your proposed global health research program
    • The contribution that your research will make to the advancement of knowledge
    • How the proposed research program is situated within relevant scholarly literature
    • The theoretical approach or framework that will be used
    • The research question(s) and/or hypothesis(es)
    • The methodology and why it was chosen
    • The outcomes being measured and the potential for impact
    • The plan to disseminate the findings
    • Timeline/workplan of your work for at least one, but preferably, two years.
  6. Training expectations: Please provide an overview of how this postdoctoral experience will contribute to your future research ambitions and productivity (1 page). 
  7. Applicants must provide a copy of their complete university academic record to date, including undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Please arrange transcripts in chronological order starting with the most recent. International transcripts must be in English or French.
  8. Current McGill post-docs must provide Proof of registration in postdoctoral program at McGill.
    New post-docs to McGill must provide a letter from the academic department you hope to join saying that they support your application (a sample of this letter can be provided by Global Health Programs).

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