Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology

Announcement: May 17, 2024
Deadline: June 3, 2024
Review: June 4-18, 2024
Anticipated Notice of Decision: July 5, 2024

I am very pleased to announce that the competition for the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) scholarships for 2024-2025 is now open. The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) is offering up to 8 one-year scholarships ($ 4,000 each) to MSc and PhD graduate student trainees who are members of the CPO and are enrolled in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Please note that applications will be accepted only from CPO trainees who are Full Trainee Members and whose supervisor holds a primary or cross-appointment at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. The supervisor must be a Full Member of the CPO.

Please complete the online application form

Application Form

In addition, please arrange for one letter of recommendation prepared by your supervisor to be submitted through the following link:

Letter of Recommendation

Note: Completed application, bio-sketch, letter of recommendation from your supervisor and non-official transcript must be received by June 3, 2024.

Review Process and Criteria for Selection

All applications will be screened for eligibility. Please be sure that you are a full trainee member of the CPO and that your supervisor is a full member. Only students who are enrolled in a graduate program or have been accepted into a graduate program to commence in September 2024 under the supervision of a CPO faculty member are eligible.

All eligible applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and scored on a 0 (lowest)-10 (highest) scale according to the following criteria:

  • Student transcript (20%)
  • Student accomplishments in publication or conference presentations or other academic research activities as indicated on bio-sketch (25%)
  • Student’s proposed research project and alignment with cancer research mission of the CPO(40%)
  • Letter of recommendation (15%)

Based on the scores, applications will be ranked and scholarships awarded up to 8 scholarships. The Scholarships Committee will use its discretion in awarding scholarships to ensure a balanced and wide representation of member trainees within the laboratories and research fields of the CPO.

Questions and Information

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact:

Dr. Raymond Reilly
Director, Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology