Scholarship for Graduate Dementia Research by Black Students


This Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) scholarship is created to respond to the historical under-representation of Black students and faculty in research, particularly in the field of dementia research. 

Open to:

  • Masters ($10k/year for 2 years; $20k total) and PhD ($15k/year for 2 years; $30k total) students
  • Domestic and international applicants (living in or planning to move and study in Canada)
  • Those who identify as Black

About the Scholarship:

  • Application is due June 30th, 2023
  • Application will be assessed on merit and grades
  • The project must have some connection to a TDRA investigator or partner site
  • Applicants must:
    • Have a pending application to a Master’s or Doctoral program;
    • Have received or accepted an offer of admission to a Master’s or Doctoral program; OR
    • Be currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program with at least two years of the program remaining
  • A community-specific mentorship network will be accessible to each awardee 
  • Projects can explore any aspect of dementia, for example Western medicine/science, traditional medicine, quantitative or qualitative projects, social determinants of health, etc.


Should have a strong background in EDI and reconciliation


  • Complete application form and submit to by June 30th, 2023 along with your CV, a letter of reference, and your most recent official university transcript
  • Successful applicant may be invited to provide an update on their work at upcoming TDRA events
  • Awardee will be asked to acknowledge and inform TDRA of any publications or presentations resulting from any work completed during the scholarship tenure period
  • Applications will be reviewed and assessed by TDRA researchers and staff

Questions? Contact Winnie Qian, Program Officer, TDRA

Meet the 2023-24 Scholar

To be announced.