Maude Abbott Grant Fund
The Maude Abbott Grant Fund (MAGF) was established in 1939 to commemorate the outstanding contribution made to medicine in Canada by Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940). Dr. Abbott was a founding member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada.
The MAGF was a loan fund but is now a grant to medical students. The grants are available on an annual basis to female medical student members of the FMWC. Priority will be given to first time applicants however the same student may apply annually for a maximum total of four grants. Although priority is given to medical students, resident members will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. In addition to these priorities, grant applications will be assessed with respect to financial need and preference will be given to applicants who have been members in the year prior.
Once submitted, the grant applications are verified as complete by the National Office.The applications are then forwarded for consideration to the Awards Committee. Each year the National Treasurer informs the Award Committee of how many grants can be issued for that calender year. Although variable, in general there are usually 4 grants available per calender year. With this knowledge in hand, the committee reviews all available applications and makes its recommendations for grant approval to the board at the Interim and/or Annual Board Meeting. The deadline date for applications is just prior to the Interim Board Meeting and clearly listed on the applications. Once a board decision is reached on a grant application, the Awards Chair will notify the grant applicant and a cheque for the $1,000 will be forwarded.
2013 Grant Application Process:
Deadline for applications is December 31, 2013.
Applicants from the previous June 30, 2012 deadline who were not selected for a grant can reapply for consideration if they are still medical students.
Along with a completed application form:
1. A letter of recommendation from the Dean, or his/her representative, attesting that the applicant is a medical student in good standing at that medical school;
2. A recent transcript from the medical school(s) attended by the applicant; and
3. A personal letter from the applicant stating the reasons why the grant is required.