The McGill Global Child Health Program (GCHP) is inviting applications for the 2022 In-Training Grants Program for students and health professionals in-training interested in Maternal and Child Health (MCH).
This grant is open to all eligible post-secondary students/trainees. Research submitted for funding consideration in this category must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member of the primary applicant’s institution, with the supervisor’s approval obtained prior to the application.
All applicants, especially those with community-based and/or participatory research, are strongly encouraged to seek a local partner that can provide expertise and assistance in the proposed research area and site.
The local partner should be recognized in the research site and be able and willing to spend time assisting the project team. If applicable, a letter of support from the local partner is required.
Funding Start Date: Between May 01 and July 01, 2022
- The primary applicant must:
- Be registered to a post-secondary degree program in one of the health fields listed here.
- Have at least 1 academic term before program completion.
- Be proficient in either French, English or both.
- Be part of a research team which includes their local academic supervisor.
- Be a citizen and resident of a low and lower-middle income country (LMIC) as classified by the World Bank.
- Research site must be an LMIC, preferably the primary applicant’s home country or a naturalized place of residence.
- If making a group submission, it is recommended that at least 2 professions/disciplines are represented in the team. It is advised that at least one member of the team is a senior researcher.
The proposal must include the following information:
- Introduction: Background and rationale for the project, importance of this initiative in the proposed settings, hypothesis, and specific aims. Usually about 1 page.
- Research methods: Explain how this project will be conducted. List the study design, study population, inclusion/exclusion criteria, sample size, study period, data to be retrieved, how and where data will be collected, etc. Include the data analysis plan. Usually about 1 page.
- Ethical consideration: Explain from what institution(s) you will seek ethical approval, if applicable. Explain which steps will be taken to ensure the confidentiality and well-being of your participants, if applicable (informed and voluntary consent, anonymization, secured data storage, etc.). Usually about one or two paragraphs.
- Significance and potential importance: How will the expected outcomes inform the clinical and/or population health response for MCH? State the potential importance of your project to the local and global efforts to improve MCH. For group projects, state the added importance of a multidisciplinary approach to this project. Usually about one or two paragraphs.
- Knowledge Mobilization: What will you do to ensure the results are disseminated and implemented? Usually about one paragraph.
- Appendices: Budget (1 page) and timeline (1 page).
For more information, visit https://www.mcgill.ca/gchp/grants/training-grants