CIHR Douglas Kinsella Doctoral Award for Research in BioethicsThe CIHR Douglas Kinsella Doctoral Award for Research in
Bioethics is offered annually to the highest ranking CIHR Doctoral Research Award or Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award applicant whose research focuses on ethical issues related to health and/or health research.
Dr. T. Douglas Kinsella
T. Douglas Kinsella, CM, MD, FRPC (February 15, 1932 -
June 15, 2004) dedicated much of his life to the field of bioethics, including research on ethical, legal and medical issues involved in assisted suicide, non-voluntary euthanasia, and genetics research. He was also a champion of research ethics, in particular, governance and ethical issues involved with human experimentation.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kinsella left his mark on the medical and research community in many ways through his participation and leadership in numerous organizations, committees and boards. Until his death, Dr. Kinsella maintained an impact in the world of bioethics as the Ethics Designate of CIHR's Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Advisory Board.
Who is eligible?
Eligible candidates for the CIHR Douglas Kinsella Doctoral Award
for Research in Bioethics are those researchers with a focus on ethical issues related to health and/or health research who are applying for the regular CIHR Doctoral Research Award or a Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award. Students funded through CIHR grants, including CIHR Strategic Training Program Grants, are also eligible to apply through the CIHR Doctoral Research Award competition.
Refer to Doctoral Research Awards: Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) for general application procedures. Please note that indicating this award does not restrict an applicant's chances of being approved for a regular CIHR Doctoral Research Award or a Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award.
Past Recipients of the CIHR Douglas Kinsella Doctoral Award for Research in Bioethics
Ms. Billie-Jo Hardy
Ms. Rose M. Geransar
Ms. Pamela A. Kolopack
Ms. Isabelle Chouinard
Ms. Meredith Schwartz