SHE Scholarships

To provide young researchers with an insight into future opportunities within health-professions education research and to help them to build up experience in a particular area of health-professions education research we offer the following research scholarships:


Option 1: Scholarships for the course Writing a PhD research proposal

SHE offers a course on writing a PhD research proposal, in which participants learn how to write a high quality PhD research proposal consisting of a series of studies that are expected to be of interest to international peer reviewed journals. After completing the full course, participants can apply for admittance to the international SHE PhD program by submitting their PhD research proposal to the SHE. The course consists of a campus-based module of 8 days, a distance-based module and a third and final campus-based module in Maastricht.
For more information on the course, see.


Option 2: Research Scholarships for Coursework at PhD level

During the course of their PhD trajectory, SHE PhD candidates at times experience the need for extra coursework related to specific research skills or research themes. These courses present extra costs that are not always covered by PhD candidates’ existing budgets. Therefore, SHE offers the opportunity to cover the tuition fee of these courses. These courses can be SHE Advanced courses or ICO courses (ICO is the Dutch-Flemish Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences).
More information can be found at:
SHE Advanced courses
ICO Courses 


Option 3: Scholarships for Material Research Costs

During their PhD research project, SHE PhD candidates have to collect and analyze data, often at different locations and using a variety of research tools and methods. These processes can present costs that are not always covered by PhD candidates’ existing budgets. Documents to conduct experiments, participant fees, audio or video equipment to record interviews and observations, questionnaire printing, and assistance in qualitative and quantitative data processing are examples of such costs. SHE offers the opportunity to cover (part of) these material research costs.


Option 4: Scholarships for Bi-annual SHE Academy

Biannually in the spring, SHE organizes the community building and research conference ‘SHE Academy’. Both SHE PhD candidates and SHE faculty researchers join to discuss their research, take research skills workshops and participate in networking activities. The next SHE Academy will be organized in April 2023. PhD candidates from developing countries can apply for a scholarship that will cover the SHE Academy fee. More information on SHE Academy 2023 will follow soon on the website.

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