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 its 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. The program began in fall 2021 and will end December 31, 2024.

The goal of the program is to provide NLMA members with the tools and techniques to be more effective leaders in their community, their organizations, their association, their province, and their profession. Given the role all physicians have in leading improvements to provincial health care services, we encourage you to apply for this professional leadership development opportunity.

Successful bursary applicants will receive up to 90 per cent of the direct tuition/registration costs for the programs they enroll in. Continuing medical education programs are not eligible for support under the Physician Leadership Bursary Program.


The bursary is available to practising 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 per cent 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

Application Deadlines and Review Process

The Physician Leadership Bursary Advisory Committee will review all applications received in a calendar month by the end of the month following (that is, applications received in January will be reviewed in February, applications received in February will be reviewed in March). Please allow at least three months between the end of the month in which you applied and the beginning of your program.

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]

Updated May 30, 2023