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Call for Applications--2011-2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowships, ACHIEVE Research Partnership: Action for Health Equity Interventions

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 1, 2011

A Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michaels Hospital) Toronto, Canada.

ACHIEVE is designed to equip new researchers with competencies that are typically unavailable through traditional graduate training, yet are necessary for closing the gap between measuring urban health inequities and reducing them.

Primary Foci:

  1. Population Health and Health Services Intervention Research: Often, population health research focuses on measuring the extent of health inequities, rather than generating and testing effective interventions to reduce them. This program will emphasize interventions-focused research aimed to illuminate solutions to complex problems and facilitate sustainability.
  2. Community Engagement & Partnerships: ACHIEVE will prepare researchers for careers both within and outside the academy. The program will prioritize experiences to work effectively with, and to be relevant to inner city health service providers, policy-makers, and advocates.

Information & Eligibility:

PhD and/or health professional degree completion. For health professional applicants, additional completion of Masters level degree is preferred, to ensure the candidate has advanced research skills. However, ACHIEVE also aims to build capacity related to interventions research for marginalized populations. In the absence of advanced research training among health professional applicants, practical experience with marginalized populations will be strongly considered.

Term: September, 2011 - August, 2013.
Stipend: Based on CIHR guidelines for qualified candidates

Fellows are required to complete all training program components within the two years.
4-6 Fellows may be accepted for the 2011-2013 session

Deadline to apply: February 1, 2011
Decision announcements: May, 2011

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