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Call for applications - NCCPH KT awards for graduate students

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Once again, the six NCCs are recognizing the work of graduate students in Canada with up to three knowledge translation awards. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research define knowledge translation as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.

Awards will be given at Public Health 2018, the Canadian Public Health Association’s annual conference. Travel, accommodation and registration fees to attend Public Health 2018, will be covered up to a maximum of $1,500. Following the conference, the award winners will be required to give a webinar on their topic as an opportunity to make their work known within public health networks in Canada.


Applications will be accepted from individual students only, not pairs or groups. While we acknowledge that no student works in isolation, the focus of the award is on the individual student’s role in the project, and that role must be described in addition to the overall project. The award is open to students from Canadian academic institutions who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be the student’s own work (with input from faculty and mentors).
  • Focus of the thesis or project must be knowledge translation in public health.
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program (full or part-time) or completed a graduate degree in the last 12 months.
  • Enrolled (or previously enrolled) in a discipline relevant to public health (defined broadly, can include, for example, geography, planning, public policy).     

Knowledge translation projects that are not eligible include:

  • Knowledge translation done as part of paid employment or a research assistant position. 
  • Projects conducted outside of public health.
  • A plan for a project (as opposed to reporting on a project that is underway or completed).
  • Project that is passive dissemination (presenting at a conference, publishing in a journal) 


Please return the completed application form and supporting documentation by December 12, 2017 to the Canadian Public Health Association Conference Department by e-mail or by mail to 404-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9 . For further questions, please contact Donna Ciliska at