Cole Foundation Fellowships 2009-2011



The Cole Foundation is offering fellowships to Clinical Fellows (holders of a medical degree), postdoctoral residents and graduate students to promote research in pre-leukemia, leukemia and other leukemia related diseases in children and young adults as well as the development of clinical care for patients affected by these diseases.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Have full-time status at the Universityof Montreal,McGillUniversityor at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
  • Be registered in a fellowship program, a postdoctoral residency, or in graduate studies
  • Complete a Cole Foundation Fellowship application form
  • Submit a letter of support from their supervisors

This competition is open to all Canadian and all foreign citizens. The scholar’s research activities can be carried out in the Montrealarea or in an establishment outside Montrealso long as this is accepted by the research director.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of experts for academic and scientific excellence, the quality of the research laboratory, the coherence of the research program with the priorities of the training environment and the extent to which the research program meets the Cole Foundation Fellowship Program priorities as described above.

The fellowships are offered for two-year mandates. The installment for the second year is contingent upon a satisfactory progress report for the first year activities and upon the support of the host laboratory director. On a yearly basis these fellowships offer: $50,000 for Clinical Fellows; $40,000 for post-doctoral residents; $21,000 for doctoral candidates; and $17,500 for master’s candidates. In addition, a yearly supplement of $2,000 for Fellows and post-doctoral residents and $1000 for doctoral and master’s candidates will be awarded for academic activities (attendance at conventions, purchasing of books or laboratory fees, etc.).

The deadline for the competition is January 16, 2009. Application forms for submissions and for letters of support may be obtained through the host institution (Universityof Montreal, McGillUniversityor the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier). The completed forms must be submitted by email to the host institution contact person. A paper copy of the first page of the application form with the signatures should also be submitted to the appropriate contact person. The award winners will be announced before mid April 2009 and the fellowships will take effect July 1, 2009.

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Please submit applications to:

Dalia Soliman
McGillUniversity, Faculty of Medicine
Awards Coordinator
McIntyreBuilding, Room 637
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montreal, QC  H3G 1Y6

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