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The Cole Foundation is offering fellowships to Clinical Fellows (holders of a medical degree), Post-Doctoral and Doctoral students to promote research in pre-leukemia, leukemia, lymphoma 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 University of Montreal, McGill University or 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 supervisor which, among other information, is to include a description of the mentorship programme for the candidate

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

The Cole Foundation particularly welcomes applications in clinical and translational research. Clinical researchers must dedicate a minimum of 50% of their time to research and this must be substantiated by the Supervisor in the Supervisor's Report.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of experts for the relevance to the Cole Foundation mandate, academic and scientific excellence, the quality of the research laboratory and the coherence of the research program with the priorities of the training environment.

The fellowships are offered for a two-year mandate. The installment for the second year is contingent upon a satisfactory progress report for the previous year's 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 Fellows; and $21,000 for Doctoral Fellows. In addition, a yearly supplement of up to $2,000 for Clinical Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows and up to $1,000 for Doctoral Fellows will be awarded for academic activities (attendance at conventions, etc.).

Candidates are only entitled to one Cole Foundation Fellowship unless a second Fellowship is requested in a different area of research. Furthermore, candidates may not request a Fellowship if they have been at their level of study (Doc, Post-Doc) for more than 5 years.

The supervisory laboratory is responsible for funding a minimum of 50% of the amount of the fellowship. However, the Cole Foundation will pay for the full amount of the yearly supplement as noted above. If the principal investigator (the supervisor of the candidate) has been a supervisor for 5 year or less at the time of the application, the Cole foundation will fund 100% of the cost of the fellowship.

 The Cole Foundation is no longer offering fellowships to Master's students.

The deadline for the competition is Monday, February 1, 2016. Application forms for submissions and for letters of support  must be submitted by email to Nishat Shabnam at the email address provided below. A paper copy of the first page of the application form with the signatures should also be submitted to Nishat. The award winners will be announced before the end of April 2016 and the fellowships will take effect July 1, 2016.

1. File cole_fellowship_-_application_-_2016.docx

2. File cole_fellowship_-_supervisors_report_-_2016.docx


Please submit applications to: submitgrad [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca

gradstudies [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nishat Shabnam)
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
Fellowships Coordinator
McIntyre Building, Room 637
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-398-2497