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McMaster Health Forum | Student Scholarships


The McMaster Health Forum is proud to have been selected as one of 34 Canadian institutions to be a host site for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. Our Queen Elizabeth Scholars have the opportunity to contribute to strengthening health systems in any of 20 Commonwealth countries – ranging from Australia to Zambia – where we, and our partners, have robust relationships focused on health-system strengthening. Scholars will become part of our large and growing network of health-system leaders.

Over the four years of the program (starting in 2015), the Forum will host 60 scholars. The Forum’s scholarship program in strengthening health systems harnesses six core partnerships, a broader network of WHO-sponsored Evidence-Informed Policy Networks (EVIPNets) in Commonwealth and other countries around the world (for which John Lavis co-chairs the Global Steering Group), and seven educational programs at McMaster. We identify, financially support, train, mentor and maintain connections among the Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Our seven core partners in Commonwealth countries, who can serve as hosts to outgoing interns and scholars, include:

Scholarships are available both to McMaster students seeking to do field research or an internship in a Commonwealth country other than Canada, and to students from Commonwealth countries seeking to pursue graduate training at McMaster. Eligible McMaster programs from which applicants can be drawn include the Health Policy PhD program, Health Research Methodology M.Sc. or PhD program, Master of Public Health program, Global Health M.Sc. program, eHealth M.Sc. program, and B.H.Sc program (outgoing interns only).

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) are managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and select Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments, and the private sector.

If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity: