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2022 program is now closed

Investing in the world's future researchers

We are on a mission to change the way the world creates and uses trustworthy knowledge. We have seen sustained growth in the demand for high-quality evidence over many years, as well as the increasingly sophisticated skills necessary to respond to this demand. 

As we continue to build Covidence, as a platform that accelerates the creation of high-quality evidence to speeds previously unimaginable, we also want to contribute to building opportunities and skills in our community. 

This is why we are proud to launch the Covidence Global Scholarship Program in 2022. To support the next generation of superstar evidence researchers around the world. We recognize how difficult it can be to get funding to pursue academic projects, even ones that are a high priority for our society. 

So we are helping to take some of the financial burden away so some of the world’s brightest PhD and Masters students can spend more time creating knowledge that will make a big impact in the world. 

Check below for this year’s recipients.

Congratulations to this year's recipients

Tier 1 – $15,000

Annie Tan

Deakin University |Women’s experiences of the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on maternal and perinatal health.

Dina Indriss-Wheeler

University of Ottawa | Interventions directed at men for preventing intimate partner violence.

Edessa Dumessa

Haramaya University | Community-level antibiotic access and use practices in selected sub-districts of Harar and Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia.

Tier 2- $2,500

Aatik Arsh

University of York United Kingdom

Antonio Bognanni

McMaster University

Bereket Gebremichael Menota

Adelaide University

Fahmida Saadia Rahman

Western Sydney University

Mojgan Amiri

Erasmus Medical Center (EMC), Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Olivia Magwood

University of Ottawa

Sarah Jacobs

The University of Cape Town

Tier 3 – Covidence Individual Subscription valued $240

Abdul Cadri

Asma Zaheer

Benjamin Lazarus

Bianca Varney

Caitlin Jones

Cenjing Zhu

Chelsea Moran

Cristián Mansilla

Deepanjali Behera

Dilruba Fatima Sharmin

El Zahraa Majed

Elizabeth Hitches

Eman Alzghoul

Emily Bell

Emma Perris

Erynn Monette

Eugene Wong

Francisca Verdugo

Habtamu Kasaye

Habte Gobie

Hamufare Mugauri

Iris Martine Blom

Irvin Kendall

Israel Dabengwa

Ludoviko Zirimenya

Lyra Egan

Matthew Douma

Mmalehu Pelwane Mavis Mohuba

Mohammad Moharrami

Nirjhar Ghosh

Ogochukwu Onyeso

Priyanka Dubey

Qusai Khraisha

Roya Karimi

Sarah Morris

Shahrzad Motaghi

Tafirenyika Gwenzi

Thomasina Donovan

Timothy Olusegun Olanrewaju

Vanessa Cho

Virginia Margarita Sanguinetti Elizondo

Yaoyao Qian


To everyone who applied for this scholarship program you are making a huge difference to evidence-based practice and policy and we applaud your efforts. We wish you the best of luck with your studies and want nothing more than for you to succeed with your research.

The program & application process

$75,000 USD funding pool to be allocated to PhD & Masters students in 2022

Applications are open
Start your application today

Who should apply:

Selection criteria at a glance:

  • Research Idea A clearly stated and realistic research proposal.
  • Impact A description of the impact the research will have on: the field of research and practice, policy and society.
  • Academic Resume Academic curriculum, including any previous research experience.
  • Supervisor Statement A note of support from your Academic Supervisor outlining the applicant’s ability to undertake the project.
  • Personal Statement A brief description of the benefits this scholarship will have for you personally.

Scholarship applications close 31st March 2022 11:59EST

Eligible for this scholarship?
Start your application today

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 award tiers. 

The first tier will award 3 recipients with $15,000 each

The second tier will award 7 recipients with $2,500 each

The third tier will award 42 recipients with a free single subscription to the Covidence platform valued at $240 each.

Awards are once off and contingent upon the applicant being enrolled at an accredited college or university and meeting all other eligibility criteria.

Applicants to the Covidence Global Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current PhD or Master by dissertation students of any nationality
  • Be enrolled in any discipline at an accredited university during this academic year
  • Be undertaking or will be starting a systematic review as part of the dissertation in the six months following the award (June-Dec 2022)

The applications open on Feb 21st 2022 and will remain open until 31st March 11.59pm EST (8:59pm PST – 1st April 3:59pm AEDT 4:59am GST)


We will be awarding 52 scholarships in total as per the tiering:

Tier 1 – 3

Tier 2 – 7

Tier 3 – 42


You can read the full terms and conditions here

The expectation from the review committee is that you would be expected to be actually working on the systematic review in the second half of the calendar year.

Meet the selection criteria?

Start your applications today.

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Seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified individuals to serve on our Scholarship selection panel. Closing date for expressions of interest: Thursday, 31 March 2022, 5pm GMT

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