The Cohort program annually accepts a group of 20 clinical trainees, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and ECRs from across Canada chosen through a competitive application process.
Cohort members will have the opportunity to be involved in workshops and retreats, a structured mentorship program, experiential learning, educational workshops, a institute, and have the potential for funding opportunities.
What you’ll learn:
Key clinical concepts
Critical feminist and gender theories
Intersectionality between sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and disability
What you’ll gain:
Skills to pursue a career related to women’s health in various professional settings (e.g., academia, industry, government etc.)
A platform to launch a career
Opportunity to build a network and create collaboration opportunities
Confidence through knowledge acquisition and mentorship relationships
When and where:
Most program activities will occur virtually to facilitate participation from trainees across the country.
Biweekly seminars hosted online on Thursdays from:
PST: 9 - 11am
MST: 10am - noon
EST: 11am - 1pm
CST: noon - 2pm
AST: 1 - 3pm
NT: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cohort members will also participate in a one week in-person institute.
The 2023 Institute will be held September 25th-29th.
Location will be announced soon!
Who can apply:
Passionate graduate students (those in a masters or PhD program), post-doctoral fellows, clinical trainees, and early career researchers at a Canadian university who are looking to broaden their understanding and knowledge in girls and women’s health across the lifespan. Applications from other professionals may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
What you’ll need to apply:
1. Submit a pdf copy of CIHR Biosketch CCV.
2. Submit a pdf copy of a two-page (maximum) summary of your career trajectory and long-term future career plans, highlighting any relevant professional or lived experience and outlining how participation in the GROWW cohort will help you achieve these goals.
3. Submit a pdf copy of your university transcripts (unofficial is acceptable).
4. Submit a letter of support from your research supervisor (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows), program director (medical residents/fellows), or department head/dean (early career researchers). The requirements for the letter of support include:
Career stage of supervisor (early/mid/late career) (does not apply to ECR)
What is being done to financially support the applicant (does not apply to ECR)
Description of applicant’s current stage and anticipated time left in program (does not apply to ECR)
Applicant will be given protected time to complete GROWW related activities (1/2 day per week but times will vary).
GROWW is pleased to provide partial scholarship support to graduate students ($10,000/year for 2 years) and post-doctoral fellows ($20,000/year for 2 years). Priority for funding will be given to trainees who are supervised by an early career researcher.
In addition, costs associated with the in-person institute and other experiential learning opportunities will be covered for all cohort members.