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Trainee Award: Hacking the Knowledge Gap in Health Research

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Individuals who identify as LGBTQI2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Two-Spirited) face disparities in the prevalence of certain health concerns as well as barriers to accessing appropriate care. The evidence shows that improving access to health care that is appropriate, inclusive and patient-centred can help close this serious health equity gap. However, health systems and medical education are often slow to adapt. This knowledge-to-action gap means that people do not always benefit from health research in a timely or efficient way. This initiative is part of the Hacking the Knowledge Gap Series. The Trainee Award for Innovative Thinking to Support LGBTQI2S Health and Wellness will fund research trainees to attend a unique two-day Design Jam. The Design Jam will bring together trainees and experts from across disciplines to foster creative problem-solving around knowledge translation (KTE) challenges facing individuals who identify as LGBTQI2S.


Application deadline: October 24, 2017

Sponsored ByCanadian Institutes of Health Research

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Opportunity Details

Date PostedAug 28, 2017
Start DateAug 28, 2017
End DateOct 24, 2017
Apply BeforeOct 24, 2017
Award Type
St. George
Mississauga (UTM)
Scarborough (UTSC)
Level Of Study
Subject Areas
Social Sciences
Toronto, ON
School of Graduate Studies
• The total amount available for this program in fiscal year 2017-18 is $425,000 for one year (enough to fund approximately 17 prizes of $25,000).
To be eligible for this award, applicants must: •Submit a certificate of successful completion from one of the Institute of Gender and Health’s interactive online training modules. and •Be registered in a Masters, Doctoral or medical residency program at a CIHR eligible institution. or •Hold a postdoctoral fellowship at a CIHR eligible institution. or •Have graduated from a Masters, Doctoral or medical residency program at a CIHR eligible institution within no more than 6 months of the application deadline for this award.