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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Disability Policy Scholarships for Canadian Students / Students Studying in Canada

Scholarship opportunity available to

Masters and Doctoral students in Disability Policy

As part of the Canadian Disability Policy Alliance, a
Community-University Research Alliance (CURA), 25 scholarships will be
awarded over the next five years.  There is an opportunity in 2012-13
for 6 scholarships for graduate studies (3 MSc and 3 PhD).  Masters
students will be funded for $5,000 for one year, and PhD students for
$10,000 for each of two years.

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance addresses five major policy
areas: citizenship, education, employment, health services and federal
disability policy. One of the objectives of the Alliance is to prepare
Masters and Doctoral candidates for future research careers in the area
of disability policy.

Eligibility Criteria:  To be eligible to receive one of these
scholarships, students must:

*         Be doing research on disability policy for thesis,
specifically in one of our 5 areas. Preference will be given to students
studying Canadian disability policy.

*         Be in second year of Master's or third & fourth year of PhD

*         Involve at least one community partner / disability
organization in their research.

*         Preference will be given to students with a disability, to
Canadian students, and to students studying at a Canadian university.

*         A CURA investigator will be selected to act as a resource for
scholarship recipients.


Please submit the following documents:

*         Official transcript

*         Curriculum Vitae

*         Statement of intent for thesis research and career objectives

*         Other funding held and/or applied for (candidates may have
other funding, but not from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research
Council of Canada (SSHRC)

*         Opportunity to self-declare disability

*         Thesis supervisor reference letter

Successful candidates will be asked to: acknowledge the Canadian
Disability Policy Alliance and SSHRC as sources of funding, contribute
to the Alliance's knowledge translation activities, and abide by the
Alliance's guiding principles.

Submit applications by October 1, 2012 to:

Mr. Michael Schaub,

Centre for Health Services & Policy Research, Queen's University,

Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L-3N6

For inquiries: <>  or
613-533-6000 (x 79363)

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