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  • “I am investing in new discoveries in health care and in the delivery of health care.”

    - Michael G. DeGroote

Applications are now being accepted for the latest round of the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Awards. The application deadline is April 1, 2021.

The DeGroote Fellowship Awards are offered in TWO categories:

1) The Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Award in Basic Biomedical Science. Candidates conducting basic science research will be eligible for the Basic Biomedical Science Fellowship Award 

2) The Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Award in Clinical Research. Candidates pursuing clinical research will be eligible for the Clinical Research Fellowship Award.

Applicants must identify in their application which award they are applying for. Separate selection committees review the respective applicants for each award.



What are the Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Awards?



The prestigious Michael G. DeGroote Fellowship Awards provide postdoctoral candidates in the Faculty of Health Sciences the opportunity to pursue leading-edge health sciences research.

The awards are designed for candidates who have an exemplary academic record and are interested in pursuing postdoctoral work in one of the numerous areas of research excellence in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. Funded through the generosity of Michael G. DeGroote, the award will provide support of $40,000 for one year. This amount is to be supplemented with $10,000 from applicants’ proposed supervisor(s), for a total annual amount of $50,000 for one year.

Successful candidates for these awards will have the opportunity to work with Health Sciences faculty who are conducting innovative research and are considered among the best in their fields. They will have access to state-of-the-art facilities that enable progressive research designed to impact health care throughout the world.



Eligibility



Please note that candidates must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree in order to be eligible for these awards.

Only candidates who (a) are external to McMaster, or (b) are registered in a McMaster program but have yet to begin postdoctoral or health professional degree studies at McMaster, (c) began their postdoctoral or health professional degree studies at McMaster no earlier than July 1, 2020, or (d) have not completed a postdoctoral fellowship within the past five years will be eligible for the awards. 

The candidate must plan to conduct their research in a department or school (or related centre or institute) that resides in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

For candidates who hold (or are completing) a PhD, the proposed supervisor(s) listed in your application must be different than your PhD supervisor. Your proposed supervisor must be from within the Faculty of Health Sciences, but you could have a co-supervisor that is from another Faculty.

Priority will be given to those applicants whose graduate training has not been exclusively at McMaster.



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