Membership in the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) is open to those who are committed to making a difference in women and/or children’s health through research. Our Institute and its academic members engage with stakeholders and organizational partners to increase the impact and reach of women and children’s health research locally, nationally, and internationally. Become part of the WCHRI community by subscribing to our bulletin to stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities to collaborate and build your research network.

Academic Membership

All academic membership applications to WCHRI must align with our Academic member relevance criteria. Academic membership is subject to WCHRI approval.

Eligibility criteria for academic membership are as follows. Members must be:  

Limitations accessing funding opportunities apply for new members, except new recruits with an academic appointment of less than one year at the time of application deadline.

Membership eligibility is established upon submission of a completed application form.

Academic Membership reference material

Access the application form

Membership outcome notification

Notification of application outcome may take up to 30 days. 

All academic members are listed on our Find a Researcher resource. WCHRI subscribes academic members to both the weekly bulletin and the quarterly newsletter, WCHRI Works, at the time of academic membership approval.  

In-training and affiliate membership

Undergraduate and graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows in recognized learning programs at the University of Alberta who are under the primary supervision of a WCHRI academic member are WCHRI in-training members.

Similarly, research associates, research coordinators, technicians, lab managers and other staff who work with WCHRI academic members are WCHRI affiliate members.

In-training and affiliate members are invited to sign up to receive our weekly bulletin and quarterly newsletter, WCHRI Works

For further information

Refer to the WCHRI Academic membership guidelines and then send questions to WCHRI grants.

Updated June 2022