Applications are now open for Dr. Forough Khadem Memorial Award Application deadline: May 15th, 2021

I. Description

The Dr. Forough Khadem Memorial Major Award is provided by the Health Sciences Graduate Student Association (HSGSA) and Max Rady College of Medicine (MRCM) to recognize outstanding graduate students (one Masters and one Doctoral level) who demonstrate leadership, a desire to have an impact on the world through science and who embody a pioneering spirit.

These awards are valued in the amount of $1000 each.

II. Eligibility

Any current full-time or part-time student (i.e. a student who has been registered within the current academic year) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Master’s or Doctoral program delivered by the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences who:

1) demonstrates role-model leadership and initiative

2) has demonstrated research excellence in the field of biomedical or health sciences

3) is not a member of the HSGSA Executive Committee

III.  Awards Committee

The selection committee will be the Major Awards Committee (or a subset

thereof) of the MRCM. The committee will consider applicants within the context of their leadership and academic excellence, with priority assigned to their leadership qualities. The selection committee defines leadership in its broadest sense, and applications will be evaluated on the quality, not quantity, of leadership described in the submissions.

IV. Application Procedure

Applications for the Dr. Forough Khadem Memorial Award will consist of:

a) a description of their proposed or ongoing research (maximum of 500


b) curriculum vitae (Research Manitoba CCV format)

c) two reference letters; at least one reference letter must be from a professor that supports their scientific excellence and involvement with our community

d) a description of their leadership experience (maximum of 500 words) through formal or informal roles in our community.

The application package should be sent in a single pdf file to Contact us for more information: