Global Health Research
Capacity Strengthening Program


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850 rue St-Denis, Bureau S03.922
Montréal (Québec) Canada H2X 0A9
Phone : 514 890-8000, extension 14363
Fax: 514 412-7108


The long-term goal of the Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program (GHR-CAPS) is to contribute to the national and international development of GHR through the recruitment and training of researchers who will work in a high-calibre interdisciplinary environment and whose performance will significantly influence global health policies and programs.

The main objective of the GHR-CAPS Program is to tender learning opportunities, in addition to offering human and material resources for training in global health, that are not currently available in Quebec, which are considered essential to the development of key competencies among future leaders in global health.


  • Establishing an international training milieu for students, junior and mid-career researchers by combining resources from four leading universities active in GHR and with a track record of global health research recognized in Quebec, in Canada and across the world.
  • Contributing to the conceptualization of GHR, by reviewing existing paradigms and developing practice standards with a key focus on ethics, health equity and human rights, gender and cultural diversity, knowledge translation, and partnership development.
  • Developing an interdisciplinary and inter-university training program in GHR to be offered to all GHR-CAPS Program fellows and graduate students, designed to reinforce and support doctoral and postdoctoral programs housing students and emerging researchers in global health, including a Summer School and a series of interdisciplinary seminars.
  • Promoting the integration of young and new researchers into Teasdale-Corti  global health teams in the areas of global poverty and health inequalities; climate change and environmental impact; the effects of conflict and wars on collective health and health care; human trafficking and the health of migrants; reducing the threat of food- and water-borne diseases; and developing sustainable and more equitable health systems.
  • Creating a community of mentors in global health from a variety of disciplines from Quebec, Canada, and selected LMICs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean regions.


  • Training

The GHR-CAPS strategy aims to enrich the training of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and to complement disciplinary or thematic training provided by existing programs.

  • Integration into GHR milieus

Program fellows will be integrated into the research activities of the collaborative networks of the participating universities and their partner institutions abroad. The Teasdale-Corti teams will host at least fifty percent of the fellows for the duration of their training. The remaining fellows will be hosted in the teams of their mentors. Their integration into these rich research-practice environments aims to promote the acquisition of ethical research practices in LMIC contexts as well as in operations related to knowledge translation with decision-makers and field actors such as NGOs, civil society groups, professionals, and local decision-makers.

  • Partnership development with peers

Fellows will be encouraged to build partnerships with their peers from LMICs, as this is an essential component of the GHR practice. Partnership development grants will allow pairs to meet regularly to develop joint research programs under the supervision of selected mentors.

  •  Active engagement in the GHR community

It is expected that involving fellows in the GHR community at the earliest stage of their career will greatly contribute to their personal development and to the emergence of interdisciplinary and sustainable partnerships. With the contribution of the QPHRN, fellows will be supported to actively engage in the greater Canadian GHR community and the production of collaborative scientific works. 

McGill Université Laval Université de Montréal UQAM CIHR QPHRN
The four Teasdale-Corti teams of the program

Le Programme interuniversitaire de formation en recherche en santé mondiale vise à contribuer au développement national et international de la recherche en santé mondiale, par le recrutement et la formation de chercheuses et de chercheurs qui travailleront dans un environnement interdisciplinaire de haut calibre et dont la performance influencera les politiques publiques et les programmes de santé mondiale. L'objectif principal du Programme Santé-Cap est d'offrir des possibilités d'apprentissage, ainsi que des ressources humaines et matérielles pour la formation en santé mondiale, qui ne sont pas disponibles présentement au Québec et qui sont considérées comme essentielles au développement des compétences clés pour les futurs leaders en santé mondiale.