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(In clinical, translational, and fundamental research in pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma)

The Cole Foundation is offering fellowships to Clinical Fellows (holders of a medical degree), postdoctoral residents, and PhD 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 supervisors

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 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; $50,000 for post-doctoral residents, and $25,000 for doctoral candidates.  In addition, a yearly supplement of $2,000 for Clinical Fellows and post-doctoral residents and $1,000 for doctoral candidates will be awarded for academic activities (attendance at conventions, purchasing of books or laboratory fees, etc.).

The most recent application deadline was on
Friday, January 26th, 2024 – 1700 EST

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