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OHTN Winston Husbands Leadership Award

Opportunity NameWinston Husbands Leadership Award
AgencyOntario HIV Treatment Network
ValueUp to $75,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationUp to 2 years
Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-02-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-04-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-11-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-15-2024, by 12:00PM

Provides salary support for emergent leaders who are interested in working closely and collaboratively with the OHTN to drive change, contribute to rapid learning and improvement, and build HIV innovation capacity in Ontario.

OHTN will support data, evidence sharing, and impact initiative that will drive change in one or more of the following areas of learning: 

Rapid Learning Areas 

  1. Effective PrEP scale-up in Ontario 
  2. Population-focused prevention and health promotion 
  3. HIV testing 
  4. Linkage, adherence, and retention in care 
  5. Clinical care standards and capacity 
  6. Integration of services 
  7. Mental health and well-being of people living with and at risk of HIV (including stigma reduction) 

Populations Most Affected by HIV 

  1. People living with HIV 
  2. Men who have sex with men 
  3. People who use drugs 
  4. African, Caribbean and Black communities 
  5. Indigenous communities 
  6. Women* 

Women* = Cis and Trans women, including African, Caribbean and black women, women who use drugs, Indigenous women, and other women who face systemic and social inequities, are more likely to be exposed to HIV through a sexual or drug using partner.


Eligible applicants include scholars, researchers, physicians, service providers, knowledge users, or policy makers who:

  • Are either:
    • affiliated with a university or research institution in Ontario as postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty with a tenure stream appointment at the time of application and duration of the award.
    • a university graduate employed in research, program, or policy development at a health organization with at least three years of experience in their field.
  • Self-identify as Black, African, or Caribbean and have a demonstrated track record of scholarship or service for Black Canadian communities
  • Have a mentor with a track record of scholarship or service for Black Canadian communities.
  • Have primary employment and residence in Ontario.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at