Kuok Fellowship

The 2023 Kuok Fellowship competition is closed
There will be no competition in 2024

Areas of Study

Domains covered by this funding mechanism are directly linked to the RCN’s mandate of cancer care quality improvement across the continuum of care, spanning from diagnosis to survivorship. They include aspects of care delivery, patient experience, management and prevention of adverse events and optimization of survival.

Research focused in the following areas are particularly encouraged: 

  1.  Measurement tools (e.g. performance assessment score cards)
  2.  Informatics (e.g. health applications, communications, cancer-specific electronic documentation)
  3.  Leadership & Management (e.g. needs assessment, strategic planning, project implementation, post-intervention evaluation)
  4. Knowledge translation: transfer of knowledge from generation to clinical application (e.g. user adoption, barriers, change management, team strategies)
  5. Innovative processes of care (e.g. atypical service delivery models)
  6. Patient experience: symptom management, distress management, support.
  7. Risk management: prevention of adverse events, optimal resource utilization, risk profiling.
  8. Other domains not necessarily mentioned here but directly in line with RCN goals and values and Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology growth plans.

    Note: Laboratory-based (wet lab) projects are not eligible for funding.

Eligibility and Value

Applicants must be engaged in a formal graduate degree program at McGill University at the Master's (with thesis) or PhD level. Informal apprenticeships, observerships, and fellowships not leading to an official University degree are not eligible (even if a departmental or divisional certificate is provided at the end of training). Graduate clinical training is also not covered by this funding mechanism.

Applicants must be active graduate students either initiating or already engaged in training. In both cases a confirmation of registration is required. Candidates considering but not yet admitted to graduate training are not eligible.

Applicants’ field of study must specifically relate to oncology and more specifically be pertinent to the goals and objectives of the RCN.

Graduate trainees from the health professions programs who already have a salary associated to their clinical affiliation during their research degree training (e.g. residents completing a master's degree with Departmental funding, grant funding or RAMQ funding) are not eligible.

The stipend for the current application cycle has been set at:

  • $15,000/year for a maximum of 2 years for MSc trainees
  • $20,000/year for a maximum of 3 years for PhD trainees.

Call for applications 2023:  Kuok Fellowship - Application Instructions


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