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Fellowship to a USA, Canada, or International Doctor for Training and Research in the Treatment of Lupus

Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowships


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Funding Source
The Arthritis Society
Lupus Ontario
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
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.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/22/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Fellowship of $72,000 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.

Members of Lupus Ontario have established a Fellowship in memory of their colleague, the late Geoff Carr. The annual Fellowship is designed to provide advanced training to a rheumatologist specializing in lupus at an Ontario Lupus Clinic.

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.


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 2023).
• The Ottawa Hospital Lupus Clinic - Ottawa, Ontario
• The Hospital for Sick Children Lupus Clinic - Toronto, Ontario
• The Boris Lupus 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 Lupus Clinic, Ontario

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Pre-Application Information
Applications for the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellowships must be submitted on the application form below no later than 5 PM December 22, 2023.

Candidates must arrange their own place of training at an accredited Lupus Clinic in 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 $72,000 CAD for one year.
- 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
- Applications are for the academic year 2024 / 2025.
- 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.
- During that time, awardees are not permitted to receive remuneration or 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.

Contact Information
The original application (and all supporting documents) should be sent by email:
June Alikhan
President. Lupus Ontario
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Should you require any additional information on the adjudication process, please contact:
Arthritis Society, Research by email:

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

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