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Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Program Announcement
Program Timelines - Initial Launch
- Announcement of competitions - September 11, 2008
- Applications due - November 30, 2008
- Announcement of decisions - May 2009
- Commencement date - July 1, 2009
A key priority of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) is to become a leading funder of health services/population health research. Given this priority, HSFO is excited to invest in these areas to increase capacity and impact by offering up to three Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships annually to highly qualified applicants. In addition, HSFO will offer up to two Doctoral Research Awards annually to highly qualified graduate students enrolled in a PhD or joint MD/PhD program. For both programs, applicants must be undertaking research training in health services and/or population health research in cardiovascular/cerebrovascular fields.
As defined by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), health services & policy research and population & public health research are described as follows:
Health services and policy research:
Research with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health professionals and the health care system, through changes to practice and policy. Health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviours affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and, ultimately Canadians' health and well-being.
Population and public health research:
Research with the goal of improving the health of the Canadian population, or of defined sub-populations, through a better understanding of the ways in which social, cultural, environmental, occupational and economic factors determine health status.
For the doctoral research award, awardees will receive an annual stipend of $29,500 and each award will be granted for three years. For the post-doctoral award, awardees will receive an annual stipend of $58,000 and each award will be granted for three years.
All awards become tenable July 1 and must begin by January 1 of the year following the announcement of the competition results.
The deadline for both competitions is November 30, 2008. If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario must receive the application by 4:00pm the previous Friday.
Complete application details are available in the program guidelines and application form:
- Health Services/Population Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines
- Health Services/Population Health Doctoral Research Fellowship Guidelines
- HSFO Health Services/Population Health Junior Personnel Application 2009/2010
For more details please contact:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
Tel: (416) 489-7111 Ext. 403
Fax: (416) 489-7003