Physician Leadership Bursary Program

Physician Leadership Bursary Program


Through the generous support of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the NLMA is offering a Physician Leadership Bursary to our members. The bursary provides funding for the purpose of enrollment in multiple physician leadership and professional development opportunities that are aligned with the NLMA’s mission and values. Successful bursary applicants will receive up to 90 per cent of the direct tuition/registration costs for the programs they enroll in.

The goal of the program is to provide NLMA members with the tools and techniques to be more impactful leaders in their community, their organizations, their province, their association and the profession.

The CMA has contributed $100,000 to fund this initiative for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal every year up to three years.


The bursary is available to practicing NLMA members. To ensure diversity of representation, the bursary will support current and emerging physician leaders at all levels of their career (new, mid-career and late career), as well as amplify opportunities for women, new graduates, IMGs, and members from Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian Pacific communities.


Please review the bursary program criteria before completing the application form. The bursary will fund registration fees only (travel, accommodation, and stipends are excluded) for leadership education (board management and governance, communications, administration, human resources etc). The bursary will cover 90% of eligible fees up to a maximum of $10,000.00 CME programs are not eligible for funding by this bursary. 

NLMA Criteria: Competencies and Programs

Upcoming Application Dates

The bursary committee will review applications every two months for funding through the Physician Leadership Bursary. 

Applications are due on the following dates:

October 15, 2022Award Decision Nov. 1, 2022
December 15, 2022Award Decision January 5, 2023
February 15, 2023Award Decision March 1, 2023
April 15, 2023Award Decision May 1, 2023
June 15, 2023Award Decision July 2, 2023

The committee will meet on the 20th of the month or the nearest date possible to review and approve applications. Applications will be accepted for programs offered between November 2022 and December 2023. 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the NLMA Bursary Application FormBursary applications received after the deadline will be reviewed at the next applicable date.

Applying for a bursary does not guarantee acceptance, as we may have greater numbers of applicants than available bursary funds.  

Receipt of Bursary

Payment of the bursary will be issued on submission of the completed registration and payment forms for the proposed course. The bursary is not intended to pay the full costs of the program of study proposed.

Bursaries are considered income for taxation purposes. Social insurance numbers will be required for the release of funds so that appropriate tax forms can be issued.

For more information

Please review the bursary information provided or contact:

Martha Muzychka
Program Coordinator
[email protected].