Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute
on Social Determinants of Health
Date: July 23rd-27th, 2007
Location: Johns Hopkins University Campus, Baltimore, MD
Application Deadline: April 12th, 2007
** Please note that this is an initial notification for application. A standardized
application form may be circulated at a later date.
What is the Joint Summer Institute for Indigenous Health Research?
Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, together with the Canadian
Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and our United
States partners, has established a Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute. The first
Joint Indigenous Summer Institute will focus on the Social Determinants of Health.
The Joint Indigenous Summer Institute will be accredited by a Canadian and American
Who should apply?
1. New and emerging academic researchers
2. Community health leads (i.e. community health representatives, community
health directors, community portfolio holders, health program and policy
from Canada and the United States are invited to apply to the Joint Indigenous Summer
Research Institute on the Social Determinants of Health.
This Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute aims to increase participants’
understanding of research that addresses Indigenous social determinants of health.
Participants who successfully complete the Summer Institute will be awarded a certificate
that may be applied towards graduate credit at academic institutions in Canada and the
The curriculum will be taught by expert faculty and guest lecturers from Canada and the
United States. Topics will include:
Social Determinants of Health: Background
Social Determinants of Health: An Indigenous Perspective
Methods and Processes for Conducting Social Determinants Research
Knowledge Translation to Practice and Policy
Successful applicants will receive a bursary to cover the cost of tuition, travel, meals, and
accommodation for the Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute.
Be of Aboriginal heritage;
Provide a letter of affirmation from an Aboriginal organization;
Submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae;
Submit a concise, well-constructed one-page essay that demonstrates leadership in
and commitment to Aboriginal communities and includes:
o Personal background, professional goals, and reasons for applying for the
o What the scholar intends to gain from the Institute course
o How knowledge gained from the Institute will contribute to future career
o How knowledge gained from the Institute will contribute to an Aboriginal
Have completed at least two years of credit towards a bachelor degree work or a
minimum of two years work experience (or equivalent) in public health or a
Scholarship Application Materials Check List
o Application form
o Resume or Curriculum Vitae
o Letter of recommendation from an Aboriginal organization
o Two additional letters of recommendation
o One-page essay
o Transcripts to verify enrolment or graduation from a bachelor degree program
(Official or unofficial)
Please send completed applications to:
Research Coordination Unit
Health Information, Analysis & Research Division
First Nations & Inuit Health Branch
Address locator 1919C
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9