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Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowships

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Lupus Ontario

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 5:00 PM


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Fellowship of $65,000 to a USA, Canada, or International rheumatologist for training in the treatment of lupus. Preference will be given to applicants from Canada. The fellow will participate in research activities, supervise the care and education of patients, and follow patients at an accredited lupus clinic in Ontario.

Awardees are expected to devote themselves for a period of 12 consecutive months wholly to the objectives of the Fellowship; namely, they will assess and follow patients with SLE in an accredited lupus clinic, participate in patient education, as well as physician education, and become involved in clinical research. Awardees may be requested to speak to the lupus community at a meeting, webinar or conference, or to submit an article geared to the lay person for the Lupus Ontario newsletter or website.

Why is the fellowship so important?

  • There is currently very little funding available for lupus research in Canada. Without research advancement in treatments for adult or pediatric lupus and there will be no cure.
  • The Fellow receives training on the latest methods for treating lupus. Lupus is a very complex disease that requires specialist knowledge to manage effectively.
  • The results of the research performed during the fellowship year add to the global body of lupus research

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GrantWatch ID#: 164468

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Estimated Size of Grant:

- The stipend attached to the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowship will be $65,000 CAD.
- Geoff Carr Lupus Fellows will be eligible for a travel allowance up to $1,000 CAD to meet their out-of-pocket expenses to attend one or more professional or scientific meetings where the Fellow is presenting the results of their research.

Term of Contract:

- Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 months only. These awards are not renewable, but a previous Fellowship awardee may re-apply once after one year.
- Tenure of this Fellowship will normally commence on October 1, but Lupus Ontario may, on request, authorize a different date of commencement.
- If the Fellowship is held for less than 12 months, Lupus Ontario should be notified. A pro-rated reduction in the stipend will be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Candidates for a Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowship will have completed his/her core training in Internal or Pediatric medicine, and at least two years of rheumatology.
2. This award is open to both Canadian and international applicants. Preference will be given to Canadian applicants.
3. Awards can only be held at accredited Lupus Clinics as defined by Lupus Ontario criteria:
- Availability of at least 100 patients, associated with an Arthritis or Rheumatology Centre at an Ontario medical school;
- Available data accumulation - retrieval system to follow patients;
- Appropriate academic and administrative personnel;
- Designated clinical area and access to laboratory and in-patient facilities.
4. The following are accredited Lupus Clinics (as at September 2021):
- The Ottawa Hospital - Ottawa, Ontario
- The Hospital for Sick Children - Toronto, Ontario
- The Boris Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences, MacMaster Division - Hamilton, Ontario
- University of Toronto Lupus Clinic - Toronto Western Hospital
- Arthritis Institute at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre - London, Ontario

For information on Immigration and Licensure, see page 2 of the RFA, in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 must reach Lupus Ontario no later than 5 PM December 10, 2021.

Awardees are expected to devote themselves for a period of 12 consecutive months wholly to the objectives of the Fellowship. During that time, awardees are not permitted to receive remuneration for any other work or hold a second major scholarship, except that, with the approval of their supervisors, they may engage in and accept remuneration for such departmental activities that are conducive to their development as clinicians, teachers, or investigators. If the Fellowship is held for less than 12 months, Lupus Ontario should be notified. A pro-rated reduction in the stipend will be made.

Candidates must arrange their own place of training at an accredited Lupus Clinic in Ontario for one year.

Geoff Carr Lupus Fellows will receive their payments in the same manner as other post-doctoral equivalents in their department and the university will be reimbursed for their stipend by Lupus Ontario.

Travel to Meetings: In order to be reimbursed, the Fellow will submit a Lupus Ontario Expense Form countersigned by their supervisor.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Due to COVID 19, Lupus Ontario staff and volunteers are working from home. The original application should be sent by registered mail, courier or hand-delivered to:
Linda Keill
President. Lupus Ontario
1001 – 5 Kenneth Ave.
Toronto, ON
M2N 6M7
Phone: 416-223-3752 or 416-801-2443

Please email if you have any questions or require further clarification.

For all other inquiries please contact:
Lupus Ontario at (905)-415-1099 or 1-877-240-1099 or by email to

Arthritis Society
393 University Avenue, Suite 1700
Toronto, ON M5G 1E6

General Inquiries:
Toll-Free: 1.800.321.1433

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