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NNEWH Fellowship in Women's Health and the Environment

Award Value: $20,000
Funding period: September 9, 2009 to March 31, 2010

The National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) Graduate Fellowship in Women's Health and the Environment is an annual award designed to support a highly qualified graduate student in extending her/his research experience by engaging in women's health research and policy advice with the support of a vibrant group of scholars and in the context of a busy year of activities and events hosted by NNEWH. The fellow will be involved in a variety of projects relating to environments and women's health, the "consumption" of chemicals, use of prescription drugs, and the growing concern around hormones and disinfectant byproducts in relation to water quality.

Eligibility

The Graduate Fellowship in Women's Health and the Environment is open to graduate students from all disciplines. Candidates must be registered at a Canadian university and they should be studying issues at the intersection of gender, the environment and health. Evaluation criteria include:

  • Relevance of the student's area of research/study to NNEWH's mandate;
  • Demonstrated commitment to approaching environmental health issues and/or drug regulation issues from a gender perspective;
  • Academic excellence; and
  • Commitment to community-based research and interdisciplinarity.

Application Process

Completed applications for the NNEWH Graduate Fellowship in Women's Health and the Environment must be submitted by May 22, 2009. Application packages must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 reference letters in sealed envelopes
  • Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Submit your application by May 22nd, 2009, to:

Dr. Dayna Nadine Scott / Anne Rochon Ford
Co-Directors
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
5021 TEL Building, York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, ON M3J 1P3

Questions may be directed to Jyoti Phartiyal at 416-736-2100 x20715.