The Charlotte and Leo Karassik Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards are designed to support outstanding trainees at McGill University pursuing research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.


Submission Deadline

An application must be submitted by the competition deadline May 15th.



Supervision &
Status at the GCRC

Must be under the supervision of a scientist who is a full member of the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.
Please contact if you wish to confirm that your supervisor is a full member of the GCRC

Candidate must be a PhD Student within any year of their program.

Award Value

$22,000 for one year     




Funding Period

One year, renewals possible




How to Apply

Arrange for 2 - 3 reference letters to be sent electronically by your referees to
You must also enter the names and affiliations of your referees on the online application form.

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

Name your file: LastName FirstName AwardName YEAR

1.  A Title Page that includes candidate's name, graduate status, current supervisor, and project title.

2.  A detailed summary of candidate's proposed research project.  The summary must be written by the candidate and should not exceed 2 pages (including references).

3.  C.V. (including a list of publications)

4.  A copy of academic transcripts.

5.  Reprints/preprints of candidate's two most important papers, if applicable

Complete and submit the online application form by the competition deadline. Online form


CV (past performance, scientific achievements and activities)

Academic Transcript

Letters of reference


Scientific excellence and reasoning

Experimental design and feasibility

Cancer relevance

Clarity of the research proposal

Insight into the future directions