For the 2023-24 cycle, the program will focus on Breast, Bladder, and Lung cancer.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, or PhD, (or equivalent degree) at time of award. MD qualifications would have to have been obtained within the last 10 years and PhD qualifications would have to have been obtained within the last 5 years
- Early to Mid-career scientists with a strong research track record who hold a position as a recognised research institution in one of the eligible countries at the time of application (see below for list of countries) and whose tenure of that position encompasses the projected period of the award from the Gilead scholarship program
- Have a strong career interest in Oncology Solid Tumors (co-mentorship is accepted)
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in their field of Oncology Solid Tumors
- Be able to devote at least 30% of their professional time to research for the next two years (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) resulting from the research
- Co-Principal investigators are not eligible for funding
Exceptions to the above can apply, for example, having taken time out for parental leave or family bereavement.
The Research Scholars Program is actively working towards reducing potential barriers to entry and success for applicants from population groups who are typically underrepresented in research. Award selections are made without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression.
We are committed to supporting researchers and research projects addressing unmet patient needs and health inequities in order to build a more inclusive research landscape.
Applicants must reside in one of the following eligible countries/regions:
Europe (all countries), Canada or Australia
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research, or subject to the qualifications noted below hold a temporary study or non-immigrant visa. This visa must be valid and must allow the applicant to undertake the research over the two-year award period from the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research. This non-immigrant visa/work permit must be valid for the two-year award period or applicant must be able to establish that he or she is eligible for an extension, renewal or other status that will enable the applicant to perform the research in the applicable jurisdiction for the entirety of the two-year award period.
October 2023, IHQ-UNB-4889