All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA); USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA) International, Israel and Canada.
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.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
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 2022):
- 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.
Applications for the academic year 2023 / 2024 must reach Lupus Ontario not later than December 16, 2022.
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.
Number of Grants
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.
The original application should be sent by registered mail, courier or hand-delivered to:
President. Lupus Ontario
1001 – 5 Kenneth Ave.
Phone: 416-223-3752 or 416-801-2443