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Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarship Program

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The Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarship was created to attract exceptional incoming and continuing domestic and international graduate research students to the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. These scholarships will support graduate research and related scholarly and creative activities in line with the three themes of the Institute (planetary health, global health and humanitarianism, and global health foresighting). The scholarship will be granted annually to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in global health research.

Based on the availability of funds and the excellence and needs of applicants, annual scholarships for individual students will range from $5,000 to $25,000 CAD. Scholarship recipients will:

  • be named “Dahdaleh Graduate Global Health Scholars” at the Dahdaleh Institute;
  • attend and participate in the Dahdaleh Institute’s weekly global health graduate seminars;
  • present their work once in the Fall and once in the Winter term as part of the Dahdaleh Institute Current Global Health Research at the Dahdaleh Institute Seminar Series
  • receive occasional invitations to participate in workshops and special events at the Dahdaleh Institute; and
  • have access to the Dahdaleh Institute open workspace.

The scholarships will be granted to new or returning students based on research excellence or promise of excellence, and applications will be evaluated using the student’s past performance and potential in their graduate program.

The scholarships will be adjudicated by the Dahdaleh Global Health Research Scholarship Committee based on the following evaluation criteria: a) academic excellence; b) research potential; c) excellence of the research proposed; and d) existing and potential innovation, leadership, and initiative.


The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the availability of funding and the number of recipients selected.

  • Range: $5,000 to $25,000 CAD (renewable*)

*Note: Renewed funding is limited to the expected program completion period (one or two years for a master’s degree and up to four years for a doctoral program, to a maximum of 48 months including any previous DGHGS Master's Awards).


The scholarship will be awarded to master’s or doctoral students entering or continuing in a graduate program in the following Faculties at York University:

To be eligible, the student will:

  • have applied or be in the process of applying for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at York University or be enrolled in an eligible graduate program at York University;
  • plan to conduct global health research that aligns with the Dahdaleh Institute’s mandate and three thematic areas.

Preference will be given to applicants endorsed by an existing or anticipated Dahdaleh Institute Faculty Fellow, who would become the applicant’s graduate research supervisor.

The scholarship does not support coursework-only master’s programs. Please do not apply for the DGHGS if your master’s graduate program does not require a research proposal or statement of research interest as part of the application.


Applications must be submitted by the deadline(s) outlined below:

  • The application deadline for domestic and international applicants is 23:59 EST on the second Friday in January.
  • Exceptional candidates may be considered throughout the year on a case-by-case basis at the request of a Dahdaleh Institute Faculty Fellow if there are unallocated scholarship funds.

Application Process

Please submit completed applications with all attachments using the “Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarship Application Form” Machform here:

Application packages must include:

  1. a letter from the applicant to the DGHGS Committee outlining the applicants proposed research plan, and stating why or how the applicant’s graduate research is relevant to one of the three research themes of the Institute;
  2. the following three items from the applicant’s graduate school application:
    1. the statement of interest, the research proposal, or the document required by the graduate program (i.e., an example of scholarly written work) as part of its graduate research program admissions application;
    2. certified transcripts;
    3. an up to-date CV;
  3. a statement from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Office detailing all financial or scholarship support, income related to teaching, and/or fee waivers;
  4. a letter of support from the York faculty member who is supervising or who has agreed to supervise the applicant if the student is admitted to York; and
  5. a letter from the applicant’s graduate program director that either a) confirms admission and support for the scholarship application or b) offers conditional admission dependent upon secured funding (which may include a Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarship).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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