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GMFP 2019-20 Application

Applications have been extendedApplications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 15th, 2019 at 5:00pm EST.

NOTE: We are now accepting applications from,

Individuals from any academic discipline are welcome to apply (e.g. education, psychology, humanities, social sciences, math and science, engineering, business, medicine, law, information and media studies etc.).

 

ELIGIBILITY

Students:

Students must either be:

Individuals from any academic discipline are welcome to apply (e.g. education, psychology, humanities, social sciences, math and science, engineering, business, medicine, law, information and media studies etc.).

Faculty: Faculty should be, at minimum, at the level of a Lecturer at a recognized and accredited university.

Community Partner: The Community Partner should be an organization (i.e. not-for-profit or for-profit), policy or practice leader (e.g. government) or social business (i.e. social enterprise or a corporation with a strong social accountability mandate).

Triad-Team: Is composed of a Student, Faculty and one representative from the Community Partner.

Eligible triad-teams are required to:

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Diversity and inclusion of multiple perspectives is what makes Global MINDS who we are and enables what we do: disrupting global and local mental health inequities. We strongly encourage Fellowship applications from people of diverse backgrounds and/or from diverse communities.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step-One: Required Documents:

The following documents should be sent as one PDF package to Raksha Sule (rsule@uwo.ca) by April 15th, 2019 5:00pm EST

NOTE: A triad-team (Student-Faculty-Community Partner) must be created at the time of the application process, and must have already identified a complex mental health system challenge.

See the PDF package (above) for specific details on the requirements. Below is a brief overview of the application requirements. 

Student 

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Complex Challenge Statement
  3. A copy of your CV/resume
  4. A copy of a non-official transcript(s) of academic work completed to date at all post-secondary institutions. Upon acceptance, official transcript(s) will be required. A copy of certificates relevant to this opportunity may also be shared.

Faculty

  1. Statement of Intent
  2. A copy of your CV/resume

Community Partner

  1. Statement of Intent
  2. A copy of your CV/resume

Step Two: Interview

Selected applicants will move into the final stage, which is the interview process. This will occur over Skype and/or in person with two Global MINDS faculty members from Western University. Interviews will only be with the student. Interviews will not take longer than 30 minutes.

Deadlines & Timeline:

  1. Submission deadline for Step One: Required Document: April 15th, 2018 at 5:00pm EST. Triad-teams selected for an interview will be notified on a rolling basis.

  2. Step Two: Interviews will take place on a rolling basis until end-April.

  3. Offers of acceptance will follow shortly after. Triad-teams are expected to respond with their intent of acceptance within a week.

FAQs

Is this a competitive Fellowship?

As space is limited, this is a competitive process.

My academic institution is in country “x”, but my Community Partner is in country “y”, can I still work with this Community Partner?

Yes! As long as the student, the faculty member and community partner representative are able to stay committed for the entirety of the GMFP, any sort of collaboration between regions/countries is welcome.

I am a Western University international student. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are!

Can I receive credit for the GMFP?

The GMFP is not a course credit at Western University.

We are happy to provide information to your university and/or department. Approval as a course credit will be at the discretion of your institution.

Where can I learn more?

YouTube Videos/In the News

  1. GMFP 2017-18 (Machakos, Kenya) Summer Institute Recap Video: HERE
  2. GMFP 2017-18 (Machakos, Kenya) Innovations Implementation & Year-End Recap Video: HERE
  3. In August 2018, Global MINDS Director Dr. Arlene MacDougall and GMFP 2017-18 Fellow and GMF 2018-19 Fellow As Mentor, Dr. Mumbi Chege, sat down with CBC’s Julianne Hazelwood to discuss the GMFP. You can hear the full interview: HERE
  4. We were LIVE for a special edition of the SchulichMedDent Live series in recognition of #BellLetsTalk Day. Hear Dr. Arlene MacDougall and Raksha Sule talk about Global MINDS; and Amanda Kennedy (GMFP Community Coach & C.E.O./Founder of Yotuni) and Team Hamou talk about their social innovation in collaboration with Yotuni, a First Nation, grassroots Enterprise to empower at-risk Indigenous children and youth. You can hear the full talk: HERE

Other inquiries can be directed to Raksha Sule: rsule@uwo.ca. Finally, see below to get a sneak-peek at our curriculum.