Deadline: 2015-02-17
Value of Scholarship: The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $360,000, enough to fund approximately 60 practicum awards. The maximum amount per practicum award is $5,600
Level Of Study: Masters

CIHR-Master’s Award : Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Awards Program (Winter 2015 Competition)

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) in partnership with the Health Security Infrastructure Branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are:

  • To contribute to a reliable supply of highly qualified public health professionals able to respond to current and emerging public health problems across the country, including rural and northern communities.
  • To provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master’s of Public Health degree in Canada.
  • To build capacity for effective knowledge translation and use of research evidence by the public health system working with other sectors.


Eligibility criteria for all CIHR research funding programs apply. The business office of the institution of an eligible Nominated Principal Applicant generally administers CIHR funds. Refer to the Individual Eligibility Requirements regarding the eligibility requirements for individuals and institutions.

Please note that the purpose of this funding opportunity is to fund institutions that offer MPH programs; the institution determines how practicum support will be distributed to its students. This application process is only for institutions that have not already been deemed eligible for this competition. Institutions previously deemed eligible will be contacted by CIHR and asked to submit their most recent MPH enrolment number to the CIHR Program Delivery Coordinator listed below, for voucher allocation determinations. Students/ candidates interested in this practicum award should contact the appropriate university Dean or MPH Program Director at their institution.

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Eligibility to Apply

Eligibility for Institutions to Apply for Vouchers:

Institutions applying must be a CIHR eligible institution (See Institutional Eligibility Requirements for eligibility process). If they meet this criteria, institutions must undergo a review in order to be eligible to receive vouchers (please see the review process and evaluation section of this funding opportunity for more details).

Once MPH practicum candidates are selected by the Institution, they will forward the names of recipients to CIHR.

For more information, please contact the following:

Lisa Rivet
Program Delivery Coordinator, Strategic Program Design and Analytics
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Telephone: 613-957-8641
Fax: 613-954-1800

For questions about this initiative and research objectives contact:

Katherine Cole
Associate, Strategic Initiatives
CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health
Telephone: 613-957-6128
Fax: 613-954-1800

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