The Cole Foundation is offering fellowships to Clinical Fellows (holders of a medical degree), Post-Doctoral students and Doctoral 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 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(s)
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, 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 and/or third 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 $2,000 for Clinical Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows and $1000 for Doctoral Fellows will be awarded for academic activities (attendance at conventions, etc.).
The supervisory laboratory is responsible for funding a minimum of 50% of the amount of the fellowship. However, the Cole Foundation will pay fo rthe 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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm. Application forms for submissions and for letters of support may be obtained through the host institution (University of Montreal, McGill University or 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 the end of April 2014 and the fellowships will take effect July 1, 2014.
For GPA Calculation Guidelines, please review the site: International degree equivalency
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
McIntyre Building, Room 637
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6