In October 2014 an annual scholarship, in the amount of $25,000, has been established in fond memory of Mrs. Rosalind Goodman by the Directorship of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.This was made possible through funds generously donated by the family, friends and colleagues of Rosalind and Morris Goodman to celebrate the life and work of Rosalind Goodman. The Goodman family remains the strongest advocate for basic cancer research and a generous benefactor of the Cancer Research Centre.

The studentship, which will be known as the Rosalind Goodman Commemorative Scholarship, serves to recognize the exceptional research and community work of a graduate student in the final years of their Ph.D. studies at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

In addition to outstanding research excellence in the cancer field and in recognition of Rosalind Goodman’s life-long and tireless philanthropic spirit, the recipient of this award will be expected to demonstrate strong and continuous community involvement during his/her tenure at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.


Submission Deadline

May 15




Supervision &
Status at the GCRC

Must be under the supervision of a scientist who is a full member of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.
List of GCRC members.

Candidate must be a graduate student in their final years of PhD studies.

Award Value





Funding Period

Last year of graduate studies, no renewals. 




How to Apply

Arrange for 1-2 letters of reference to be sent electronically to

Note: At least one letter must be regarding community involvement work.

The documents listed below must be submitted, in the following sequence, in a single PDF file.

Name your file: LastName FirstName AwardName YEAR

1. Prepare a self-nomination letter(max 2 pages) highlighting achievements throughout all the years in graduate studies in research and continuous community involvement.

2. Project Title, summary of the research program and findings. Include a statement outlining what remains to be completed including a timeline (max 2 pages). 

3. CV of the applicant;  followed by a publication record including impact factor and links to publications.

4. Copy of the most recent transcript.

5. Copy of a selected publication deemed by the applicant to have had the most impact in the field of cancer research. 

Complete and submit the online application form by the competition deadline. Link to the online form


CV (past performance, scientific achievements and activities)

Academic Transcript

Letters of reference


Scientific excellence and reasoning

Experimental design and feasibility

Cancer relevance

Evidence of continuous community involvement

Clarity of the research proposal

Insight into the future directions