Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Strengthening Health Systems
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Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Strengthening Health Systems

The McMaster Health Forum is proud to have been selected as one of 34 Canadian institutions to be a host site for the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program. Through this program, McMaster University will participate in activating a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts on health systems both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

What you need to know about the scholarships

Over the four years of the program (starting in 2015), the Forum will host 60 scholars. The Forum’s scholarship program in strengthening health systems will harness six core partnerships, a broader network of WHO-sponsored Evidence-Informed Policy Networks (EVIPNets) in Commonwealth and other countries around the world (for which John Lavis co-chairs the Global Steering Group), and seven educational programs at McMaster to identify, financially support, train, mentor and maintain connections among the Queen Elizabeth Scholars.

Scholarships are available both to McMaster students seeking to do field research or an internship in a Commonwealth country other than Canada and to students from Commonwealth countries seeking to pursue graduate training at McMaster.

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

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