Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
The Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Cancer Genomics and Immunity Fellowship Program
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More information on activities, timelines, funding, and the selection process can found at the following link:
The Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Cancer Genomics and Immunity Fellowship Program aims to support projects that will uncover the diverse interactions between tumour and immune cells, for the development of new therapeutic strategies. The program aims to harness the power of genomic analytic tools with that of diverse animal and cellular experimental systems, through collaborative work between the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) scientists. IMRIC an institute of the Hebrew University.
The program will provide support for trainees – students/postdoctoral fellows – working on joint projects between IMRIC and Ontario-based scientists addressing the interactions between cancer and immune cells. Each collaborative project will support two trainees, one from each institution.
OICR is making funding available to investigators based in, or formally affiliated with, an Ontario Host Institution such as a university, research institute, research hospital, or not-for-profit organization with an explicit research mandate.
Principal Investiagors (PIs) may submit only one proposal per funding cycle. Note that PIs that were awarded a fellowship in the first round of the program are eligible to submit a proposal for the second round, however, the fellow cannot be the same.
Two projects will be selected to receive support over a two-year period. Each project will be funded at $80,000 CAD per year divided equally between the two institutions ($40,000 CAD per institution per year). Funding will be directed towards fellowship awards for trainees at the two institutions and travel between the institutions. Each trainee is expected to visit the partner’s lab during the grant-supported period. If applicable, remaining funds will be used for laboratory consumables.
Funds cannot be used towards Principal Investigator (PI) salaries, honoraria for guest lecturers or publication costs.
To Be Determined
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
Proposals are to be submitted jointly by two PIs, one from each institute. A Digital Form has been created to facilitate the identification of potential collaborators.
Applications must include the ‘Grant Application Form’ with the following documents appended:
- Joint project proposal (max. three pages) consisting of the following sections:
- Research plan;
- Advantages of the collaboration;
- Trainee qualifications; and
- Planned use of funds.
- CVs for PIs, Co-applicants, and the trainee; and
- Budget and justification.