GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada - Glenita Mungcal GIST Research Studentship 2016


GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada


Glenita Mungcal GIST Research Studentship 2016

For More Information

Please see the sponsor’s Request for Proposals information sheet for more information.


GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour) is a rare sarcoma that can occur anywhere along the GI tract.  Until recently, GIST was little understood, misclassification was common, and prognosis was poor. Now, discoveries concerning the origin and development of GIST have completely changed the medical community's understanding of the disease and led to the development of molecularly-targeted therapy, notably drug therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors.  GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada (LRGC) raises funds to provide services and programs for GIST patients and their caregivers. We are now initiating the 2016 summer student program, recognizing the generous donations made to our Group by the family and friends of Glenita Mungcal.  All applications must be directly relevant to the treatment of GIST; basic, translational, or clinical research projects will be considered.  We welcome applications which intend to use the funds to “kick-start” subsequent applications to agencies such as NSERC, CIHR, or CCSRI.


All applications must be:

1. Made by a principal investigator, who will normally hold a faculty appointment at a Canadian university; and

2. Made on behalf of a designated trainee who is studying towards, for example, an M.D. degree at a Canadian medical school or a four-year B.Sc. (or equivalent) degree at a Canadian university.

Maximum Project Value

$5,000 (to be used to defray the student’s salary)

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Summer 2016 (minimum appointment - 15 weeks)

Special Notes

Applications may be up to 3 single-spaced pages.  Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  A full report on the outcome of the research project must be submitted to LRGC by the P.I. no later than Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The P.I. or the student will be invited to present a summary of their work at the 2016 Annual General Meeting of LRGC (Fall 2016).


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Upon approval from the Office of Research Services, PI’s are to submit their application as a single PDF file directly to Malcolm Sutherland, Secretary-Treasurer, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada at

For Questions, please contact

Malcolm Sutherland
Secretary-Treasurer, GIST Sarcoma Life Raft Group Canada

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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