Call for Applications for Graduate Student Scholarships 

Announcement: June 3, 2021

Deadline: July 7, 2021

Review: July 23-30, 2021 

Anticipated Notice of Decision: August 5, 2021 

Scholarships in Effect: September 1, 2021

CPO Scholarships: The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) is offering at least 10 one-year scholarships ($ 4,000 each) to MSc and PhD graduate student trainees who are members of the CPO. Please note that if you are an Associate Trainee member, i.e. your supervisor does not hold a primary appointment at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, preference will be given if your research project is a collaboration between your supervisor and a Full Member of the CPO. A Full Member is a faculty member of the CPO whose primary appointment is at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

Application Form:

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

If you are an Associate Trainee member, this letter should indicate if your project is a collaboration between your supervisor and a Full Member of the CPO.

Note: Completed application, biosketch, letter of recommendation from your supervisor and non-official transcript must be received by July 7, 2021. 

Review Process and Criteria for Selection

All applications will be screened for eligibility. Please be sure that you are a member of the CPO and that your supervisor is a member. Only students who are enrolled in a graduate program or have been accepted into a graduate program to commence in September 2021 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 biosketch (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 a minimum of 10 scholarships with priority given to trainees of Full Members but some awards may be provided to highly ranked trainees of Associate Members. 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 at