Scholarship Competition – Entrepreneurship in Oncology 2nd ed. (CEO#2)
The Oncopole and IRICoR have joined forces to launch the Scholarship Competition – Entrepreneurship in Oncology (CEO), offering the next generation of scientists an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills, along with their academic skills. Thus, both organizations will offer training scholarships, as part of the new Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program, created through a partnership between Montréal InVivo, Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Concordia University’s John Molson Executive Centre, in collaboration with IRICoR.
WHY TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM?
This practical and immersive training, the result of a joint effort between key players in life sciences from both industry and academia, will allow you to familiarize yourself with the development stages of an innovative company, from the lab to the market, through current management models that apply to both the research and the commercialization of innovation stages.
- The program includes 10 intensive 2-day modules (Friday and Saturday, once a month, classes taught in Montreal) from February 2019 to January 2020, in order to allow you to gradually apply the knowledge acquired to the challenges you face on a daily basis.
- Furthermore, by taking part in this second cohort limited to about thirty candidates, you will be contributing to the progression of a tangible project with other participants from various backgrounds, thus allowing you to forge links with different players in the life science sector.
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OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION (CEO)
The Oncopole and IRICoR want to ensure the training of the next generation of scientists through better tools for project management and entrepreneurial skills. Both organizations aim to identify the most promising candidates in the ecosystem and make it easier for them to get a training that meets their needs.
ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS
PhD candidates, Postdoctoral Fellows and Young Investigators (max 10 years in position) affiliated with a Canadian teaching or research institution, at the time of application submission, are eligible.
The scholarship amount awarded to each recipient will cover the full program registration fees, namely $5,890 + taxes. Furthermore, applicants residing outside the Montreal metropolitan area could be reimbursed for part of their travel and accommodation costs related to having participated in the program.
TIMELINE AND EVALUATION
Applicants must fill out the form (attached or below) and send it to email@example.com, by November 23rd 2018, at 5:00pm. The applicants can also contact Audrey for any question on the competition.
Applicants will be informed of the results by December 13th, 2018. Applications will be assessed according to the following scorecard:
|–||1. Applicant information||–|
|15%||2. Research experience:
100 words – Relevance of your research project or your career to oncology100 words – Academic distinction100 words – Scientific communication
|Activities and achievements to date|
|35%||3. Previous entrepreneurial experience:
300 words – Relevance of previous entrepreneurial experience (3 max.)
500 words – Demonstration of the applicant’s sense of entrepreneurship
|General characteristics and skills
Entrepreneurial experience and skills demonstrated
500 words – Motivation to join the program
250 words – Expectations with respect to the program
Alignment of program/career goals
FILLING OUT AND SENDING THE FORM
- Make sure to download and save the document onto your computer in order to fill it out.
- Please title the document as follows: Last name_application form_CEO, then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 23rd 2018, 5:00pm.
- The document must be sent in PDF format.
By submitting his/her application, the applicant must agree:
- To attend all sessions of the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program.
- Following completion of the program, to provide the Oncopole and IRICoR with his/her assessment of said program and of the competition; this assessment to be done when and how the Oncopole and IRICoR deem fit (e.g. meeting, report, form, etc.).
- To authorize the Oncopole and IRICoR to keep and to use all of the information contained in its file provided that all personal information will remain confidential.
For more information about the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program, please contact:
John Molson School of Business