PHIRN: Population Health Improvement Research Network

Phirn Doctoral Student Awards of $4,000 to Support Ontario Students in Population Health

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HappyThe Population Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) is pleased to announce its second annual competition to support doctoral-level students conducting research on population health in Ontario. Four to five awards of $4,000 each will be awarded. The purpose of these awards is to provide financial assistance to doctoral students in their final years of study to help them complete their research on population health equity or population health interventions in Ontario.

Deadline for submission of application: 5 January 2012

Criteria for application

  • Students must be in their third year, or above, of doctoral studies in a university in Ontario. Thesis supervisors are required to certify this status on the application form.
  • Students must submit their curriculum vitae with their application form.
  • Students must complete the application form, detailing how their doctoral research relates to population health equity or population health interventions in Ontario and demonstrating how the $4,000 awarded will be spent.


Funding can be used only to cover costs associated with doctoral research, such as software, research travel, transcription, participant honorarium, data access, statistical advice, etc., and costs related to attending, or participating in, a conference in your area of research (e.g. conference registration fee, travel, and accommodation), the latter of which should account for no more than half of the total amount. Students cannot use any portion of the award to compensate themselves. Funds must be spent and reported to PHIRN by 31 August, 2012.

Application process and deadline

Students must submit their completed and signed application form, along with their curriculum vitae, by e-mail to Dr. Corinne Packer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The deadline for submission of applications is midnight (EST), Thursday, 5 January 2012.


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Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 August 2012 10:24 )