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Awards & Job Opportunities

Ed Whitlock – PERFORM Graduate Student Scholarship Award 2019

Introduction

Ed Whitlock continued to be a consummate competitive marathon runner until his passing at 86 years old. For the last 20 years of his life, he has consistently broken every long distance record in his age group. He was the first person over 70 years old to run a marathon in less than three hours. He continued to pursue record-breaking runs with his final record beating the 4-hour mark at 85 years of age. Ed was an early advocate of PERFORM’s mission and encouraged researchers to further investigate the benefits and risks of wellness programs for older adults.  

Eligibility Criteria

The Ed Whitlock – PERFORM Graduate Award is given to a student registered at Concordia University in either the MSc or PhD program. The total of the award is $5000 with preference being given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest in conducting research in areas that will help seniors improve their quality of life through active living.

Application deadline is Friday April 15, 2019

The following documents are required:

  • A one page cover letter describing how this award will serve your interests and career goals
  • A CV which includes evidence of community involvement in the areas of health, fitness, wellness and/or coaching
  • Two letters of reference

Please submit applications by email with the subject heading: “Ed Whitlock application_2019” to
pc-research@lists.concordia.ca

 

 


 

Ali Ahmed Shams Award 2019

Introduction

This award is funded by Ali Ahmed Shams, an inspiring 11 year-old living in Pakistan who wants to give back to Concordia in honor of the education his father received during his time at the university. Owais Uddin Ahmed, Ali’s father, overcame many hardships to obtain a university degree in order to provide for his family. When Ali and his father visited Concordia in 2017, he was struck by the academic research mission of the PERFROM Centre, and being passionate about science, was motivated to create and fund this award in order to help lift the financial burden on students receiving an education today.

Eligibility Criteria

The Ali Ahmed Shams Award is given to a student registered at Concordia University in an undergraduate program and working with a PERFORM research member. The total of the award is $2000 with preference given to candidates who require financial assistance as per the donor request.

Application deadline is Friday April 15, 2019

The following documents are required:

  • CV and University Transcripts
  • Cover letter describing your research interests
  • Recommendation letter from your academic supervisor

Please submit applications by email with the subject heading: “Ali Shams application_2019” to
pc-research@lists.concordia.ca


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