Maternal and Child Health Scholarship Program

The Maternal and Child Health Scholarship Program (MatCH) offers a portal into multidisciplinary research environments.

Our program uniquely facilitates an inter-disciplinary approach between basic and clinical research.

There are over 70 highly funded laboratories in both basic and clinical research from which students can choose to do short term rotations and their graduate studies.


The Provost of the University of Alberta put out a call for ideas in the development of a unique approach to the training of graduate students with the intention of provide an exceptional learning environment for high calibre students.

The MatCH program, funded by the Provost at the University of Alberta in conjunction with the Women and Children's Health Research Institute and the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary program that encompasses basic science, clinical, epidemiology and health services research in the departments of Medical Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology as part of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program.

Students will enter the program as a cohort and then be linked to a mentor of their choice through rotations in different research settings. The degree of the student will be granted from the department of their mentor of choice.

This program will provide specific instruction and experience in bench to bedside science and provide the groundwork for multi-disciplinary approaches leading to opportunities for knowledge translation.



This scholarship program is made possible through the generous support of the Provost of the University of Alberta, and is funded by the generosity of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and supporters of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women through the Women and Children's Health Research Institute.