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Hold’em for Life Oncology Fellowship

Hold’em for Life Oncology Fellowship

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge has made a generous and transformative commitment to oncology research and education at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and our partner hospitals.

The Hold’em for Life Oncology Fellowships are open to University of Toronto residents and clinical fellows pursuing cancer research, at any of the Faculty’s nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals.

You can view profiles of the Hold’em for Life Oncology Fellowship recipients.

2021 Competition details:

    • Award Amount: $50,000
    • Applications will be considered for funding from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
      (The Fellowship Review Committee will consider applications with an alternate start date within the academic year)
    • Eligible candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
      • Be a medical doctor licensed to practice in Ontario
      • Commit to spending at least 2 years in residency or clinical fellowship training, during which at least 1 year has a minimum of 80% protected time committed to research
      • Have $50,000 in matching funds confirmed by their Principal Investigator/Supervisor
      • Be registered with the University of Toronto Post MD Program as a resident or clinical fellow
      • Have a Supervisor with a faculty appointment at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine
      • Projects must be in the field of oncology. Applicants can apply from any University of Toronto clinical department or related clinical discipline (including but not limited to: medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, psychosocial oncology, medical imaging, pathology etc.)
      • Funding from Hold’em Fellowship must be applied to trainee salary only. Matching funds can be applied to salary, research, or tuition.
    • A multidisciplinary U of T committee will annually review and rate all proposals.
    • The committee will only review 1 application from each supervisor (will not consider multiple Fellow applications from the same supervisor).

Key dates for 2021 Competition:
Application opens: July 19, 2021
Application deadline: October 3, 2021 (11:59pm EST) Late applications will not be considered.
Notification of committee review and outcome: November 2021
Funding begins: July 1, 2022 (or at another date within the academic year, based on application and per committee approval)

Download the application form.

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that has raised more than $30 million to fund cancer research since its inception in 2007. With a new investment in the University of Toronto and our partner hospitals, Hold’em for Life strives to help advance cancer research and invest in the next generation of oncology clinician scientists.

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