CAD$30,000 scholarship for a 12-month internship
The Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health at the Université du Québec en Outaouais offers a scholarship for a researcher wishing to pursue postdoctoral studies on the theme of family psychosocial health.
The Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health
The goal of the Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health, directed by Francine de Montigny, is to gain a better understanding of both the psychosocial health of fathers and mothers in the perinatal period and the related determinants (risk and protective factors), and to intervene more effectively, through exemplary professional practices, with respect to fathers and mothers with young children. The research looks at the development paths of fathers and mothers in various contexts of vulnerability, with special attention to men’s health-related behaviour. Mental health, perinatal death, immigration and poverty are examples of the contexts of vulnerability that are studied. At the heart of the Chair’s program is the development of concrete, innovative avenues for consolidating health care for families, as well as for strengthening nurses’ roles with respect to families and within interdisciplinary teams.
The postdoctoral internship will be done in the laboratories of the Centre for Studies and Research on Family Health Intervention at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.
The Centre for Studies and Research on Family Health Intervention
The Centre for Studies and Research on Family Health Intervention (CERIF) is a university research centre that targets the development of innovative practices and programs concerning parents. One of CERIF's concerns is to maintain family unity and promote parent-child relationships. The Centre focuses especially on four contexts of the evolution of some families: the period surrounding birth, the mental and physical health of parents and their children, immigration, and the death of a child. Parents' lack of social support, their age and their socio-economic status are also contexts studied. The mission of the CERIF is to improve families' quality of life. The CERIF's research goal is to gain a better understanding of families' health experiences in order to develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs and practices for preventing problems and promoting families' psychosocial health.
- Hold a PhD in a relevant discipline;
- Present a research project that is related to the research themes of the Chair or the CERIF;
- Commit to writing at least two articles to be submitted to scientific journals;
- Be available to participate in the research centre's activities, for example, by speaking at the annual conference and presenting one's research findings before the end of the internship.
- N.B. It is preferable that the applicant be able to speak and understand French and read English; good knowledge of at least one of Canada's two official languages (English and French) is required.
- A letter specifying the applicant's research interests and motives for doing an internship at the Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health;
- An abstract of the applicant's postdoctoral internship project (1 page, maximum, single spaced, 2.5 cm margins, Arial 11);
- An abstract of the applicant's PhD thesis (2 pages, maximum, single spaced, 2.5 cm margins, Arial 11);
- The applicant's CV ;
- If available, copies of two publications or articles submitted for publication;
- A transcript of the applicant's Master's and PhD grades;
- Two sealed letters of recommendation: one from the applicant's PhD thesis director, and one from a professor familiar with the quality of the applicant's work.
The application package must be sent to the Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health at the following address:
Canadian Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health
Attention: Ms Carol-Anne Langlois, Coordinator, National and International Partnerships
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Pavillon Alexandre-Taché, Office C-1816
283 boul. Taché, Post Office Box 1250, Postal Station "Hull "
Gatineau, QC J8X 3X7
Applications are accepted at any time. Only one scholarship is awarded per year.
Successful internship applicants will have:
- The possibility to combine the $30,000 scholarship with another scholarship, for a maximum of $65,000 per year.
- An office equipped with all required computer equipment (computer, Internet access, printer, photocopier);
- Computer and organizational support.