The Dr. Malcolm King Scholarship at Massey College – Call for Applications
Applications are now open for a $ 15,000 bursary available exclusively to Massey College Junior Fellows who are interested in deepening our relationship with and knowledge of Indigenous culture. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity and support from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
- The candidates’ field of work must be related to wellness, understood in the largest sense, including fields of education, nursing, medicine, as well as social sciences, law, arts, humanities, science and engineering.
- The candidates must demonstrate that their work will be done in collaboration with Indigenous People (including First Nation, Métis and Inuit) and will be of benefit to the community.
- All Massey College Junior Fellows are eligible. Preference will be for candidates of Indigenous descent. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous culture. All applicants should describe their relationships with Indigenous communities and how this relates to and impacts their research.
- As a resource, candidates may refer to “Aboriginal Education – Fulfilling the Promise”, edited by Marlene Brant Castellano (UBC Press). Research must be compliant with the Tri Council Guidelines/Policy on Research; Chapter 9.
Interested candidates should send their CV and project proposal (max. 800 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 11, 2020 at 12:00pm.
A selection committee will be set by Massey College and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Award results will be announced in the fall.
If no candidate satisfies the selection criteria, the scholarship will be maintained and reinvested to be offered next year.
About Dr Malcolm King
Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, is a health researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, where he joined the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology in October 2017. There, he serves as the Scientific Director of the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research; he also continues to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement.
From 2009 to 2016, Dr. King led the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health as its Scientific Director, spearheading the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations People, Métis and Inuit in Canada. Dr. King’s international Indigenous health interests include improving Indigenous health through workforce development and provision of culturally appropriate care, and developing Indigenous health indicators to monitor progress in programs aimed at achieving wellness and health equity.
Dr. King was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1999, and in 2016, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.