Scientific Knowledge Exchange Program (SKEP)

Broaden your scientific knowledge.

The Scientific Knowledge and Exchange Program (SKEP) provides grant support for the following:

1. Visiting lecturers to the University of Alberta (maximum of $1,000)

  • The lecture must be a formal, open presentation.
  • The lecture must be open to WCHRI members and WCHRI trainees must be provided an opportunity to meet with the visiting lecturer.
  • WCHRI members not residing in Edmonton are not eligible to be funded as visiting lecturers.

2. Local conferences, symposia and workshops hosted by WCHRI members (maximum of $2,000)

  • The event must be local (ideally on campus, the Stollery Children’s Hospital or the Royal Alexandra Hospital.)
  • The event must be open to WCHRI members.

Additional requirements:

  • SKEP funding is reserved for events that will be of general interest to WCHRI members.
  • Invitations to attend WCHRI-supported events are expected to be well communicated to WCHRI members.
  • The event must relate to women and/or children's health and be relevant to WCHRI.

Deadlines

 Applications must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the event start date. 

Eligibility

  • All WCHRI academic members are invited to apply.
  • Awardees may hold these funds once per grant type, once per year, but not for the same or similar event.

Application information

For further information

Contact WCHRI grants administration at wcgrants@ualberta.ca.