As part of efforts to develop a pool of high-level researchers in nursing administration, the FERASI Centre created a scholarship program for students who undertake doctoral studies in nursing administration. The amount of the scholarship is $50,000 per year for three years (total amount: $150,000).
The program is open to students from various disciplines interested in pursuing a research career in nursing administration. The FERASI Centre encourages particularly the participation of students from social sciences and humanities sectors. Doctoral Scholarship 2010-2011 + Application Form
In order to recruit high-level candidates, FERASI created an independent statutory committee whose mandate is to evaluate applicants to the scholarship program and select the most promising candidates. The Committee uses an evaluation grid based on the scholarship eligibility criteria set by the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ), Quebec’s main granting agency in the health sector.
To ensure the greatest possible objectivity, the seven committee members are selected from outside FERASI’s Board of directors and management. The committee includes:
The Selection Process
First, the Committee meets to evaluate the scholarship applications, scrutinising the academic record and the relevance of the research topic. Candidates who are selected from this first stage are then invited to come for an interview with the committee. The most promising candidate(s) are recommended to the Board of Directors.
This scholarship is offered only to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have an excellent academic record and work on a research topic relating to nursing administration. The candidates must commit to pursue research career in nursing administration. An internship with a decision maker for the duration of the doctoral studies is mandatory. Evaluation Criteria
Six doctoral programs currently contribute to the nursing administration research training offered by the FERASI Centre:
The program is also open to students from various disciplines like management, social sciences, psychology,...registered in one of the 4 partner universities with a research subject in Nursing Services Administration. However, first and foremost the grant will be offer to students registered in Nursing.
There are two steps to the application process:
The deadline for submitting an application is March 12, 2010. Completed application forms must be sent to:
Nathalie Folch, FERASI Center’s Coordinator, email@example.com
Once a student is selected, an agreement between the decision maker partner, the student and the FERASI Centre is signed.