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CAMO Fellowship Priority annouNcEment 2019

Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) Priority Announcement

SUMMARY

  • The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the following research priority areas described below:
    • The field of medical oncology is rapidly changing, with the introduction of new drugs and biologics with an emphasis on targeted therapies, predictive and prognostic markers and translation of new therapies into practice. Medical oncologists wishing to pursue an academic career require further training in basic and clinical research; often completing a graduate degree in the process. To this end, the Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists (CAMO) will support individuals who are completing their Medical Oncology training in Canada to have additional clinical and/or fundamental (basic) research experience. It is expected that this targeted investment will build Canadian capacity and expertise in the area of oncology and will promote excellence in research through training awards.
  • The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
    • Address scientific questions/problems related to basic science, clinical or translational research questions in medical oncology, such as new drug development, genetic basis of cancer, prognostic and predictive markers of outcome, and personalized approaches to systemic treatment of solid tumors;
    • Address knowledge translation questions/problems related to integration of new therapies in clinical practice, population health related to cancer including treatment and quality indicators of cancer system performance, health outcomes research; and
    • Develop the capacity in Canada to actively participate in these research areas by providing further training opportunities for medical oncologists completing training in Canada.
  • Funding will be provided for applications that are determined to be relevant to the following research priority areas:
    • Basic lab research
    • Clinical trials
    • Epidemiology
    • Translational Research
    • Educational research
    • Population health
    • Health Outcomes Research

FUNDS AVAILABLE

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $75,000. This amount may increase if additional funding partners decide to participate.
  • The maximum amount awarded for a single award is $75,000 per annum for one (1) year. The award consists of an annual stipend of up to $70,000 and an annual research allowance of $5,000.
  • Priority will be given to funding projects based on scientific merit, feasibility, originality, translatability to patient care and outcomes, and the best possible project irrespective of location of the fellowship within or outside of Canada.


SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.
  • The candidate must hold a degree in Medicine, an FRCPC in Internal Medicine, be in their final year of training in a Royal College certified training program for Medical Oncology and be an associate member of CAMO. CAMO will give consideration to applications on a competitive basis from individuals in the first year of a fellowship-training program wishing to extend their training up to one-year.
  • This funding opportunity is for research related to solid tumor malignancies only.


FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

  • The completed application package must be submitted to CAMO no later than October 17, 2018 at 5pm (Eastern Time).
  • Primary applicants will receive a confirmation email of receipt of their application within 3 business days. 
  • The successful applicant(s) will be informed by email December 10, 2018 with an announcement to the CAMO membership the following day.


APPLICATION PACKAGE AND CONTACT INFORMATION

The application package has been sent with this priority announcement, and can also be obtained on the CAMO website or by contacting Ms. Alexi Campbell at the email address below.

Download CAMO 2019 Fellowship Application

Please send completed applications to:

Ms. Alexi Campbell
Executive Director
Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists
1309 Carling Ave - PO Box 35164 Westgate
Ottawa, ON  K1Z 1A2
Tel: 613.415.6033
Email: info@camo-acom.ca
www.camo-acom.ca

  Submission deadline is October 17, 2018, 5pm EST.


Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists
1309 Carling Ave
PO Box 35164 Westgate
Ottawa, ON K1Z 1A2

Phone: 613.415.6033
Fax: 866.839.7501
Email: info@camo-acom.ca

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