NCCPH Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Awards

Sponsored by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

Applications for 2024 are closed. 

Congratulations to the 2024 winners!


The purpose of the awards is to recognize the work of graduate students regarding knowledge translation in public health in Canada. Defined by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, knowledge translation is a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.


Three prizes of $1500 will be awarded during the CPHA annual conference. Awardees are expected to use the funding to support their registration and attendance at Public Health 2024.

Award winners will present their knowledge translation research projects to an audience of public health networks in Canada, during the conference, or via webinar (date and format to be confirmed).


Applications will be accepted from individual students only, not pairs or groups. While we acknowledge that no student works in isolation, the focus of the award is on the individual student’s role in the project, and that role must be described in addition to the overall project.

The award is open to students from Canadian academic institutions who meet the following criteria:

Knowledge translation projects that are not eligible include:

Application Guidelines

The application must include the following items. Please combine all required components and submit only one file.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and scored according to the following criteria:

Preference will be given to students who are implementing and evaluating the knowledge translation strategy with public health staff, managers or policy-makers.

An NCCPH subcommittee will review and score the applications and make recommendations to the NCCPH Leads for approval.

Award Deadlines

Application Deadline: February 5, 2024

Notice to Successful Recipients: February 23, 2024


If you have questions, please contact Robyn Traynor at