Announcing CPO Scholarships Competition for 2023-2024

Announcement: July 14, 2023

Deadline: August 11, 2023

Review: August 21-25, 2023

Anticipated Notice of Decision: August 29, 2023

Scholarships in Effect: September 1, 2023

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) is very pleased to announce that the competition for the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology (CPO) scholarships for 2023-2024 is now open.

The CPO is offering 8 one-year scholarships ($ 4,000 each) to MSc and PhD graduate student trainees who are members of the CPO. Please note that applications will only be accepted 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. Applications from Associate Trainee Members, whose supervisor holds a primary appointment outside the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy will not be accepted for this year. 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, bio-sketch, letter of recommendation from your supervisor and non-official transcript must be received by August 11, 2023.

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 2023 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 at