Health Law, Ethics & Policy Graduate Program, Canada

Deadline: 15 March 2014
Open to: international and Canadian applicants pursuing a full-time master’s or doctoral degree at one of four affiliated Canadian law schools
Fellowship: up to $17,850

Description

The Graduate Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy was created in 2001 with a Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).  It addresses the global shortage of experts in the field of health law, ethics and policy by facilitating multidisciplinary training and supporting groundbreaking research. The program builds capacity in this field by preparing students to address challenges in health care systems within Canada and across the globe. Students come to the program from all over the world and are trained and mentored by internationally renowned faculty and equipped with world class skills in research, writing and presentation. In their research, students address emerging healthcare issues and graduate to careers in academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and private practice in Canada and abroad.

Eligibility

The program welcomes applications from international and Canadian applicants pursuing a full-time master’s or doctoral degree at one of their four affiliated Canadian law schools. To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must first be accepted into the graduate program at any of following law schools:

Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Candidates must demonstrate an excellent academic record, an interest in multidisciplinary research, and a strong commitment to research and knowledge translation in one or more cutting-edge topics in health law, ethics and policy.

Fellowship

The program provides varying levels of scholarship support to graduate students of up to $17,850 and support for meetings and program events. More details about funding HERE.

Application

The fellowship application deadline is 15 March 2014.  Application deadlines for each affiliated law school and graduate program are:

Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke – 1 May
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta – 1 February
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto – 31 January
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University – 31 January

Contact: [email protected]

More detailed information is available on the official website.

 

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