Ten top tips on scholarship and grant writing for graduate students in physical and health education


  • Jenna R Lorusso University of Limerick
  • Hayley J Morrison University of Alberta
  • Ashley M Johnson Queens University


The purpose of this paper is to provide physical and health education graduate students in Canada with information on: how and where to find scholarship and grant opportunities; application writing do’s and don’ts; the adjudication process; and crafting the ‘whole package’ to showcase one’s achievements and research. The paper offers a list of ten top tips gathered from faculty members and graduate students of the Physical and Health Education Canada Research Council who have a record of success in scholarship and grant applications.

Author Biographies

Jenna R Lorusso, University of Limerick

Jenna R. Lorusso is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick and in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership at the State University of New York, Albany.

Hayley J Morrison, University of Alberta

Hayley J. Morrison is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

Ashley M Johnson, Queens University

Ashley M. Johnson is a PhD Candidate in the Community-Engaged Health Promotion Research Lab within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.





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