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  • Department of Oncology Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships in Oncology for Undergraduate Science Students SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECT - 2005 Application Package Application Package for Students Also available on-line at www.mcgill.ca/oncology/scholarship or contact: Naomi Scobie, Coordinator Rona & Irvin Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships McGill University – Department of Oncology Gerald Bronfman Centre 546 Pine Avenue West Montreal, Quebec (H2W 1S6) Phone: 398-2264
  • Department of Oncology Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships in Oncology for UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE STUDENTS McGill's undergraduate science students have the opportunity to apply, under the supervision of a member of the Department of Oncology, for this research bursary and gain valuable experience in the labs of McGill's top cancer researchers. Each spring the Department of Oncology awards 2 - 3 research bursaries. This year, the award is for $2,700 (an 8-consecutive week project) and $4,050 (12- consecutive week project), to students interested in pursuing cancer research. Students work under the supervision of a member of the Department of Oncology and must be involved in scientific experimentation and NOT mainly in data collection. In addition, they must have a role in a literature search, the formulation and understanding of the methodology involved (which itself must be of high scientific calibre), and in the interpretation and writing of a final report. Projects are most likely to be funded if they are clearly relevant to Oncology and are strong from the methodological and design point of view. The role of the student must be clearly defined (please see project proposal requirements). Unsuccessful applications are those that appear to offer the student a role similar to a research assistant. SUMMER DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES March 7, 2005: Summer Application (student application, proposal & student-supervisor agreement) due. Mail to the attention of: Naomi Scobie, Coordinator Rona & Irvin Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships McGill University – Department of Oncology Gerald Bronfman Centre 546 Pine Avenue West (near corner of Pine & University St.) Room 203 Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S6 Phone: 398-2264 May 2005 (1st week): Announcement of bursary recipients. August 26, 2005: Project end date. September 19, 2005: Final Report, Evaluation of Research Experience & Evaluation by Supervisor due.
  • Department of Oncology Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships in Oncology for Undergraduate Science Students GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING Project Proposal Students must approach a member of the Department of Oncology and propose a research project that they would be interested in pursuing. Proposal Requirements: Students must submit the application form and a 2-page project proposal, addressing the following key points: • a clear and concise statement of the aims and objectives of the project; • a short summary of the pertinent information, including results of previous research in the field; • a statement of the relevance of the project; • an outline of the methods to be used, including information about the methods themselves and the use of controls, objectives and research plan; • a statement concerning possible difficulties, including factors such as the reliability of the methods that may affect the interpretations of the results; and, • a clear indication of your role in the project A few notes about writing your proposal.... First: Write it yourself rather than having your supervisor write it for you. (Our Departmental members have participated in this research bursary program for many years, so if you're having problems - don't be afraid to ask for their help!) Second: Ensure that you are NOT performing the tasks of a research assistant. You must have a role in: • the literature search; • the formulation and the understanding of the methodology involved (which itself must be of high scientific caliber); • the interpretation of the data; and, • the writing of your final report. Third: Projects are most likely to be granted funding if they are clearly relevant to cancer and are strong from a methodological and design point-of-view. Student’s Responsibilities At the conclusion of the project, students must submit the following information to the Department of Oncology Scholarship Committee by September 19th, 2005: • final report; • evaluation of the research experience; • thank you letter to the Levitt Family Foundation; and, • ensure that the supervisor submits the student evaluation.
  • Department of Oncology Supervisor’s Responsibilities At the conclusion of the report, the supervisor must submit the following information to the Department of Oncology Scholarship Committee by September 19th, 2005: • student evaluation. • research must be carried out under the supervision of a McGill University faculty member within the Department of Oncology; • projects must be completed in Montreal within a period of 8 consecutive weeks/12 consecutive weeks; • departmental members may supervise up to two research bursary students (each must have their own project); • students must be in good academic standing - supplemental exams or remedial rotations disqualify the student from receiving a bursary. Note: If the project is completed during an elective block, students must submit a copy of the "elective critique" to the Electives Coordinator, as well as the above requirements.
  • Department of Oncology Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships in Oncology for Undergraduate Science Students DEPARTMENTAL MEMBERS The following departmental members have actively participated as supervisors in the Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarship in Oncology for Undergraduate Science Students within the last two years. Dr. Lawrence Panasci Dr. Morag Park Dr. Bertrand Jean-Claude Dr. Jerry Pelletier Dr. Michel Tremblay Dr. Stephane Richard Dr. William Foulkes Dr. Raghu Rajan Dr. Pierre Laneuville The following departmental members are available, as members of the Department of Oncology, to participate as supervisors in the Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarship in Oncology for Undergraduate Science Students. Dr. Moulay Alaoumi-Jamali Dr. Gerald Batist Dr. Nicole Beauchemin Dr. Phil Branton Dr. Pnina Brodt Dr. Robin Cohen Dr. Denis Cournoyer Dr. Mark Featherstone Dr. Eduardo Franco Dr. Carolyn Freeman Dr. Vincent Giguere Dr. Philip Gros Dr. Annette Herscovics Dr. Antonis Koromilas Dr. John Hiscott Dr. Wilson Miller Dr. Alain Nepveu Dr. Ervin Podgorsak Dr. Michael Pollak Dr. Shafaat Rabbani Dr. Uri Saragovi Dr. Clifford Stanners Dr. Maria Zannis-Hadjopoulos
  • Department of Oncology APPLICATION FORM - Summer 2005 Part 1 – TO BE COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT 1. Family Name 2. Given Name(s) 3. Current Mailing Address 4. Telephone No 5. E-mail Address 6. McGill ID Number 7. If Canadian, Social Insurance Number 8. If Foreign, Visa Number and Expiry Date 9. Program and Year of Study 10. List Previous Research Experience (if applicable) 11. Title of Project PART 2 – TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SUPERVISOR 1. Family Name 2. Given Name(s) 3. Current Mailing Address 4. Telephone Number 5. Fax Number 6. E-mail Address 7. Project Start Date 8. Project End Date 9. Student’s Direct Supervisor 10. Telephone Number 11. E-mail Address Student’s Signature Date I have read and accept the conditions outlined in the Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships Guidelines for Undergraduate Science Students describing the program. I realize that if I do not fulfill the conditions, I may have to return the research scholarship funds. Supervisor’s Signature Date I have reviewed the above Student's Research Project. Approval from all appropriate Ethics Committees for research involving human subjects or animals has been obtained. I have read and accept the conditions outlined in the Rona & Irving Levitt Family Foundation Scholarships Guidelines for Undergraduate Science Students describing the program. I realize that if my student does not fulfill all of the conditions, he/she may have to return the research scholarship funds.
  • Department of Oncology PROJECT PROPOSAL – SUMMER 2005 Student’s Name: Supervisor’s Name: Note: Project proposal must be written by the student with guidance from the supervisor. Aims and objectives of the project: Relevance of the project and hypothesis to be tested
  • Department of Oncology Outline of the methods used, use of controls, objectives and research plan: Possible difficulties: Role of the student: Student’s signature: Supervisor’s signature: Date: