In June 2009 CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health will host its inaugural summer institute for trainees (graduate students and post-doctoral fellows). The summer institute will take place at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) from June 23-26, 2009. This residential workshop will offer participants an opportunity to increase their understanding of methods for gender, sex and health research, as well as the opportunities and challenges that arise from the application of these methods. The Summer Institute will also give participants the chance to network with colleagues and mentors from across Canada working in the field of gender, sex and health research.
Applications will be accepted from trainees until March 1, 2009. Application forms and further information about the summer institute are available in both official languages on our website:
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health 2009 Summer Institute: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38612.html
Application Guidelines and Processes
We are pleased to announce the inaugural CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Summer Institute to be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from June 23-26, 2009. The purpose of the 2009 IGH Summer Institute is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of methods for gender, sex and health research, as well as the opportunities and challenges that arise from the application of these methods. The Summer Institute will also provide participants with the opportunity to network with colleagues and mentors from across Canada working in the field of gender, sex and health research.
The Summer Institute is aimed at graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who study health issues that involve concepts of gender (social factors) and sex (biological factors), as well as those who want to learn more about incorporating these concepts in their research. We encourage applications from trainees working in a wide range of disciplines that span all of CIHR's research themes (biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health). Preference will be given to doctoral and post-doctoral students, with a limited number of spaces available for Masters-level students who are in their final year of study.
CIHR IGH Summer Institute 2009 Objectives
The objectives of the 2009 IGH Summer Institute are to:
1. Introduce participants to fundamental concepts in gender, sex and health research;
2. Introduce participants to a "menu" of research tools (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) that can be used in gender, sex and health research;
3. Provide participants with a critical understanding of the relative merits of different methods, as well as current methodological debates and challenges in gender, sex and health research;
4. Offer hands-on opportunities to apply some of these tools to relevant research problems (including, where appropriate, those that align with IGH's strategic research directions) and participants' own programs of research;
5. Foster the creation of an interdisciplinary learning environment (including an interdisciplinary group of peers and mentors); and
6. Provide participants with opportunities for formal and informal networking with a diverse community of peers and mentors, as well as strategies for sustaining these relationships.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate program or hold a postdoctoral fellowship at a Canadian university. Preference will be given to PhD and postdoctoral students. Masters students may be considered if they are in the final stages of their Masters degrees, have completed their research projects and analyses, and are writing their theses.
2. Applicants must be studying, or interested in, how gender and sex influence health.
3. Applicants must be committed to attending the entire Summer Institute. All participants will arrive at the UBC campus in Vancouver by the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2009, and will depart in the afternoon on Friday, June 26, 2009.
The Summer Institute will cover the following costs:
* Lowest price economy air ticket from the participant's home to Vancouver, BC (domestic flights only).
* Accommodation will be arranged and paid for by the organizers for three nights (Tuesday-Thursday) at Marine Drive Residence on UBC campus. A private bedroom within a four-bedroom shared apartment will be provided for each participant. In addition to the four bedrooms, each apartment includes two washrooms, a lounge area, and a kitchenette.
* All meals during the three days of the Summer Institute will be provided (continental breakfast every morning in the residence, plus lunch, dinner and snacks elsewhere). A light meal will also be provided the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
* If possible, IGH will arrange transportation to and from the airport. If this is not feasible taxi fares will be reimbursed.
Participants will be held responsible for any incidental transportation or expenses beyond those outlined above.
Please fill in the application form and send it by email or fax (email preferred), along with a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) and a copy of your most recent transcript, to Monica Penner on or before March 1, 2009.
PDF <http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_summer_institute_2009_application_form_e.pdf> (113 KB)
FILLABLE PDF <http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_summer_institute_2009_application_form_fillable_e.pdf> (fillable, 315 KB)
An application review committee will select up to 30 students, based upon eligibility criteria, including research interests, range of disciplinary backgrounds, academic qualifications, complete application information, and geographical distribution. Applicants will be contacted as to whether or not they are accepted on or before April 15, 2009.
Questions? Please contact:
Executive Assistant, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health