Margaret Hutton History of Medicine and Health Care Student Research Scholarship

Alberta Medical Foundation

The objective of the Margaret Hutton History of Medicine and Health Care Student Research Scholarship is to encourage original research by undergraduate medical trainees, post-graduate medical trainees, undergraduate and graduate students in the history of medicine and health care.

Eligibility

This research scholarship is open to any applicant registered in undergraduate or graduate medical education programs in Alberta, as well as graduate students in the history of medicine and health care registered in programs in Alberta. Applicants will be undertaking a clearly defined project in the history of medicine and health care under the direction of a faculty member at a post secondary institution in Alberta.

Application

Applications should be directed to the President of the Alberta Medical Foundation (Dr Melanie Stapleton - melanie.stapleton@albertahealthservices.ca). The deadline is February 1 annually; applicants will be notified by March 15.

Applicants will be asked to provide (in electronic form):

1. Proof of current registration in an eligible program as outlined above.
2. Research proposal (up to two pages in length), outlining the research question and methods.
3. A brief letter from the applicant’s supervising faculty member (from any post secondary institution in Alberta) indicating their agreement to supervise and mentor the applicant for the project.
4. Description of the benefits to scholarly understanding of the history of medicine and health care (up to one page in length).
5. Duration of project and finish date.
6. Final format of the scholarly activity (e.g., journal article, book chapter, or other).

At the finish date of the project, successful applicants will provide a final report or copy of the manuscript or publication resulting from their research.

Selection Criteria

One research scholarship will be given annually. Successful applicants will be selected by the board of the Alberta Medical Foundation, based on the quality and feasibility of the applications. Preference may be given to projects which focus on the history of medicine and health care in Alberta, but all projects will be considered.

Value

The scholarship is for $5000 CAD. The final report will be submitted to the President of the Alberta Medical Foundation no later than 60 days after the finish date of the project. In any publications resulting from the research grant, the financial support of the Alberta Medical Foundation must be acknowledged.

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.