One Health Award | Social Sciences and Humanities for One Health

One Health Award | Social Sciences and Humanities for One Health

One Health collaborations across disciplines, faculties and campuses are important steps to resolving and understanding complex problems that exist at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.

The One Health Award | Social Sciences and Humanities for One Health has been created to stimulate collaborative academic activity between disciplines at the University of Guelph that is specifically inclusive of the social sciences and humanities.

How to Apply

You must submit your application using the e-application format accessible to you by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button either directly below this text, or in the ‘How to Apply’ section further below. As these applications are collaborative, you may wish to download the word document linked below with the application questions. You can work on the questions and then copy / paste your responses into the e-application. Please note that ONLY e-application submissions will be reviewed. Questions? Email us! onehealth@uoguelph.ca.


Eligibility

Faculty at the University of Guelph are eligible to apply if they are supervising (or planning to supervise) a graduate student who will be conducting research in One Health, in collaboration with a co-investigator from a college other than the graduate student’s home. At least one of the co-investigators must be from a social science or humanities discipline. Both co-investigators must be members of the graduate student’s supervisory committee.

Value and Duration

Students enrolling in thesis-based Master’s, PhD or DVSc programs at the University of Guelph are eligible for this award. The award is payable in per-semester instalments until the program of study is complete or the maximum funding duration is reached (Table 1). Scholarships will be confirmed and awarded once an eligible student is accepted and the graduate advisory committee established. Student award recipients are expected to enrol in and complete the Collaborative Specialization in One Health program.

This scholarship can be held concurrently with other scholarships.

Up to two scholarships may be awarded from the University of Guelph each year for the next two years. The amount and duration of the award or awards issued will depend upon the fiscal situation of the Institute.

Table 1: Scholarship award amount and duration of funding by program type   

Annual amount of awardProgramMax. duration of funding
$22,000Thesis-based master’s2 years
$25,000PhD (transfer)3 years
$25,000DVSc3 years
$25,000PhD (direct entry from undergraduate program)4 years

Award Allocation

Table 2: Schedule of Dates

DateAction Due
Friday December 10, 2021Call for Project Proposals Opens
Tuesday February 1, 2022Project Proposals Due
Monday February 28, 2022Successful Proposals Announced

How to Apply

Applications will be submitted by the primary advisor, and once provisionally approved, can be used as a recruitment tool.

To apply, click the button below and complete the form, abiding by the word limit when indicated. You will need to provide:

  • Applicant and co-applicant names, email addresses, affiliations and contact information
  • Project title
  • Project rationale (the core problem(s) your project seeks to address)
  • One Health methods / methodology (explain the relevance of a One Health approach to your project)
  • Project objectives & necessity of a One Health approach for each
  • A description of the role for the graduate student in the project

You must submit your application using the e-application format accessible to you by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button either directly below this text, or at the top of this page. As these applications are collaborative, you may wish to download the word document linked below with the application questions. You can work on the questions and then copy / paste your responses into the e-application. Please note that ONLY e-application submissions will be reviewed. Questions? Email us! onehealth@uoguelph.ca.


Evaluation Process and Criteria

The Director, One Health Institute, with members of the One Health Institute Advisory Board, will select the recipient(s) from among the nominations received on or prior to the closing date, based on the following criteria:

  • Faculty applicant is eligible to supervise a student in an MA, MSc, DVSc or PhD program at the University of Guelph.
  • There will be faculty representation on the graduate student’s supervisory committee from a social science or humanities discipline (can be either the applicant or the co-investigator).
  • The research objectives and experimental plan are rational, clear and feasible.
  • The proposed research demonstrably employs an interdisciplinary One Health approach that is specifically inclusive of the social sciences and humanities.

Award of funds remains provisional until an eligible student has accepted, the program of research confirmed, and the graduate advisory committee has been established.