Fellow Eligibility Criteria

Every November, DIVERT Mental Health will recruit approximately 20 Fellows per year. Fellows are master’s, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers conducting or planning to conduct research for accessible and inclusive mental health care.

DIVERT Mental Health will prioritize recruiting a diverse cohort of Fellows from across Canada. Applications for 2024 are now open. Applications are due by December 21st, 2023.

Eligibility criteria for applicants are:

Eligibility criteria (you must meet all three criteria):

  • The trainee or ECR (within the first 5 years of independent appointment) is currently residing in Canada.
  • The trainee or ECR is training/working at a University or Hospital Research Institute in Canada and will continue for at least 18 months from their application date at that same University or Hospital Research Institute. This fellowship is not for people who are in the last year of their degree program or their early career eligibility period.
  • The trainee or ECR is leading a research project focused on digital, virtual and/or technological innovation in mental health care for children, youth, and families on or relevant to traditionally marginalized populations.

If you do not meet these criteria, please consider registering as an Associate Fellow.

Application Process

A full application must be completed by December 21st, 2023. Selected applicants will be notified by January 19th, 2024.

The first Fellow Meeting will occur on January 29th, 2024, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST. Please tentatively hold this time in your calendar.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact divert@yorku.ca

  1. Commitment Terms (see below)
  2. Confirmation of eligibility (see below)
  3. Completion of the Contact Information Form (see below)
  4. Completion of a Self-Identification Form (see below)
  5. Type in the space below – A 300-word (maximum) description – in three-part questions – providing an overview of your research project (or research program for post-PhD applicants). If you have not started a specific project yet, simply describe why you want to be a DIVERT Mental Health Fellow.
  6. List below – Please provide a list of your top five awards (federal/national, provincial, and institutional/organizational).
  7. List below – Please provice a list of your first-authored peer-reviewed publications and second (or higher)-authored peer-reviewed publications.
  8. Lis below – Please provide a list of peer-reviewed posters.
  9. List below – Community Advocacy and Knowledge Mobilization Activities. All activities that you are involved in to support the dissemination and mobilization of knowledges outside of academia.
  10. Upload below – If a Master’s or PhD student, please upload your updated transcript.
  11. Upload below – A brief signed statement from your research supervisor (trainees) or department head (early career researchers) that states they support your application to join DIVERT Mental Health. It must be on official institutional letterhead with their institutional email provided. This is not a reference letter.

Fellow Application