Transformative Pathology

Overview

The Transformative Pathology Program supports cancer research needs for high-quality tumour tissue, normal tissue, blood samples and their derivatives. It will coordinate the efforts of the Ontario Tumour Bank, the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network and the Ontario Tumour Repository Network. The Program will provide a high quality collection and state-of-the-art storage infrastructure.

OICR Transformative Pathology Research Fellowship Award

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) announces the availability of three funding opportunities for Research Fellowships in Transformative Pathology. These awards have been created to increase the opportunities for training pathologists in the area of molecular diagnostic pathology in Ontario. Trainees will be located either at an Ontario hospital or at OICR, and their training program will be established in collaboration with the OICR Transformative Pathology Program.

::: New this year :::

The Transformative Pathology Fellowship now has 3 streams:

  1. Full Fellowship (3 years)
  2. Intermediate/CIP Fellowship (2 years)
  3. Introductory Fellowship (6 months)

ELIGIBILITY*

Full Fellowship:

  • Must hold a medical degree and be currently enrolled in a speciality education program in pathology in Ontario, or have recently completed a residency program in pathology; and/or
  • Currently certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a field of speciality in pathology and have received an offer for a full-time faculty or equivalent position in an Ontario-based institution.

Intermediate Fellowship:

  • Applicants should be in postgraduate years 3-5
  • Must be accepted into a Clinician Investigator Program at their host institution

Introductory Fellowship:

  • Applicants should be in postgraduate years 3-5
  • Must receive formal approval to participate in the Transformative Pathology Fellowship Program from their host institution prior to applying

*For more detailed eligibility criteria, please refer to the OICR Transformative Pathology Research Fellowship Award Applicant Guide

FUNDING

Full Fellowship: Successful applicants will receive between $70,000 - $110,000 annual stipend or salary and up to $40,000 research allowance per year. The maximum period of support for candidates who have secured a research clinician position in a hospital in Ontario is three years.

Intermediate Fellowship: Successful applicants will receive up to $40,000/year to cover the costs of the Fellow’s research project.

Introductory Fellowship: Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000/award to cover the costs of the Fellow’s research project

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on July 31, 2015. Late and incomplete applications will not be included in the review. The OICR Transformative Pathology Research Fellowship Award Applicant Guide and Applicant Information Form have been provided to your institution.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please direct all inquiries regarding this funding opportunity to tpfellowship@oicr.on.ca

Transformative Pathology Program Fact Sheet

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Transformative Pathology Program Fact Sheet

Lead Principal Investigator

Dr. John Bartlett
Program Leader