Get your research activity buzzing! Consider a SKEP!

Funding of up to $1,000 is available to support academic members who sponsor a visiting lecturer for an open (in-person) scientific research presentation that seeks to offer an opportunity for WCHRI member engagement and discussion with the visiting lecturer. All funded Scientific Knowledge Exchange Program events will be broadly promoted by WCHRI. This funding program is non-competitive and offered as a benefit of WCHRI membership.


All applications to WCHRI must align with our relevance criteria in order to be eligible for funding. 

Eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Events must be in-person and at the University of Alberta. 
  • WCHRI members must be provided an opportunity to meet with the visiting lecturer.
  • Visiting lecturers must be academic faculty leading independent research that is relevant to women’s and/or children’s health.
  • Visiting lecturers may not hold an appointment/ affiliation with the University of Alberta. 
  • Academic members may hold one grant from this program per fiscal year.
  • The WCHRI academic member applying for program funding must hold a full-time academic or clinical faculty appointment at the University of Alberta.
  • The applicant must be a WCHRI academic member for not less than one year prior to application, except new recruits with an academic appointment of less than one year at the time of the application deadline. 
  • Applications must be submitted no less than 60 days prior to the event start date
  • Compliance with University of Alberta guidelines and policies supporting engagement in research is required.

Program eligibility is established upon submission of the completed application forms.

Scientific Knowledge Exchange Program call for applications

In order to access the application form and support program requirements, the following applies:

  • The applicant must submit the WCHRI Scientific Knowledge Exchange Program Application Form.
  • WCHRI will send an institutional sponsor request form to the academic member within five business days after the application form requirements have been met. The institutional sponsorship request form link is unique to each applicant.
  • The applicant must complete the institutional sponsorship request form requirements by the specified deadline. 

Program reference material

Application and deadlines

Application to this program is a two-step process:

  • Application form
    • The deadline for submission is:
      • No less than 60 days before the event start date. 
  • Academic member institutional sponsorship request form
    • The deadline for submission is:
      • Specific to each application. 

All program forms must be complete and submitted to WCHRI as detailed in program guidelines and/or documentation. 

Access the application form

Application outcomes

Application outcomes will be provided within 30 days following the submission of completed program forms.

For further information

All applicants are to refer to the program information (including guidelines).
Academic members that require program clarification are invited to contact WCHRI grants.