Internal Awards

Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Graduate Program Awards

 

The Abrahams Award in Experimental Medicine

Established in March 1996 by the Abramsky Foundation to honour Dr. Vivian Abrahams, distinguished physiologist, Professor of Physiology at Queen's from 1963 to 1995 and Head of the Department from 1976 to 1988.  Awarded on the basis of research excellence to funding-eligible PhD level students enrolled in the Physiology graduate program, or in the field of Experimental Medicine in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program, who shows exceptional promise for independent research.  Requests for nominations will be sent out on a once-yearly basis.  Supervisors must nominate their own students.  Selection will be made by the Abrahams Ph.D. Award Committee chaired by the Experimental Medicine field coordinator.  Value: $1,400.

 

The Chen Fund for Graduate Student Travel

Established in 1980 by Dr. Alan Chen in recognition of the help that Dr. Chen received during the four years of his graduate study and three years of his medical training in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine.  The Chen Fund will provide assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Physiology graduate program, or in the field of Experimental Medicine in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  Funding will be used to defray students’ costs associated with attending scientific conferences and presenting research papers.  Each May, applications will be solicited from supervisors of eligible students for travel which has occurred in the past 12 months.  The Adjudication Committee, chaired by the Experimental Medicine field coordinator, will make appropriate decisions with regard to number and amount of the awards.  Reimbursement will be made directly to the research grants involved.    Value: variable.
 

The Harry Abramsky Charitable Foundation Fund

Established in 1985 by the Harry Abramsky Charitable Foundation for the support and promotion of graduate student attendance at appropriate scientific meetings.  Funding will be provided to graduate students enrolled in the Physiology graduate program or in the field of Experimental Medicine in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  Each May, applications will be solicited from supervisors of eligible students for travel which has occurred in the past 12 months.  The Adjudication Committee, chaired by the Experimental Medicine field coordinator, will make appropriate decisions with regard to number and amount of the awards.  Reimbursement will be made directly to the research grants involved.  Value: variable.

 

Dr. Gerald and Marion Marks Award in Pharmacology and Human Toxicology

Established in June 2008 by family, friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. Gerald Marks, former Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and his wife Mrs. Marion Marks.  Awarded to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. graduate student deemed to have had the best thesis in the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate program or in the field of Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program, in a calendar year. Students are nominated by their supervisor(s), which will include 1) a letter of nomination from the supervisor; 2) a letter of support from another faculty member who is familiar with the student’s research; 3) the abstract of the thesis; and 4) an up-to-date curriculum vitae of the student. The Field Coordinator for Therapeutics, Drug Development and Human Toxicology will identify the successful candidate(s) in consultation with members of the staff.  Value: variable and plaque.
 

The Jane Poulson Memorial Award

Established in February 2004 by the Estate of Dr. Jane Poulson, B.Sc. 1974, M.Sc. 1976, with additional contributions by friends and colleagues and awarded on the basis of academic achievement to graduate students in the Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology field of the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  It is awarded to a student completing his/her first year of graduate studies in the Department.  The adjudication committee shall comprise three members including the graduate student representative, the graduate field coordinator, and another faculty member associated with the field. Selection will be based upon all aspects of the student's graduate endeavour including: performance in course work, progress in research (based on a one-page abstract written by the candidate), participation in seminars/journal clubs, and performance in teaching. Value: variable and plaque. 

 

Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology Alumni Fellowship

Established from donations by alumni and friends of the graduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a graduate student(s) in the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate program or in the field of Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  The Therapeutics, Drug Development and Human Toxicology field coordinator will identify the successful candidate(s) in consultation with members of the staff.  Value: variable. 
 

The Eldon Boyd Fellowship

Established in 1972 by Professor E.M. Boyd and awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate program, or in the field of Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program. Preference will be given to a student or students with the M.D. degree wishing to pursue graduate studies in Pharmacology and Toxicology or Therapeutics, Drug development, and Human Toxicology. The Fellowship is renewable for 2 years dependent upon the student maintaining satisfactory progress. If there is no suitable candidate, the Fellowship may be awarded to a post-doctoral fellow for one year. The Therapeutics, Drug Development, and Human Toxicology field coordinator will identify the successful candidate(s) in consultation with members of the staff. Value: variable.

 

The Dr. Jeremy Nesheim Memorial Award in Biochemistry

Established in May 2002 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Jeremy Nesheim, B.Sc. 1991, Ph.D. (Minnesota). Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student enrolled in the first year of the Master's or Ph.D. program in the Biochemistry graduate program or in the field of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  Preference will be given to a student who received their undergraduate degree at Queen's University. The candidate should demonstrate intent to pursue a career in research.  The Biochemistry and Cell Biology field coordinator will identify the successful candidate(s) in consultation with members of the staff.  Value:  variable. 
 

The Jellinck-Lyttle Graduate Fellowship in Biochemistry

Established in July 2011 by Dr. Richard Lyttle, Ph.D. 1973 and family, in honour of Dr. P. Harry Jellinck, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to funding-eligible Masters or Ph.D. level students enrolled in the Biochemistry and Bell Biology Graduate Program or in the field of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences graduate program.  Relevant working experience may also be considered.  Selection will be made by the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field coordinator in consultation with members of the staff. Value: variable.

 

The E. G. Bauman Fellowship

Awarded to doctoral students in the Departments of Biology, Economics, English, Mathematics & Statistics or the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field of the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (DBMS) graduate program. Candidates must be registered in the first or second year of a doctoral program and students may receive the award for two years. Candidates for the awards must show exceptional promise for making significant contributions to the study of biochemistry and cell biology, economic theory and/or econometrics, English language and literature or mathematics.  Candidates for the Fellowship made available through DBMS (Biochemistry and Cell Biology) are selected by the Biochemistry and Cell Biology field coordinator.  Value: $15,000.

 

The Professors’ Award for Outstanding Graduate Work in Anatomy

Awarded to a graduate student in the second or subsequent years of study in the graduate programs of Anatomy and Cell Biology, or Anatomical Sciences (teaching program), or in a research Master’s or Ph.D. degree whose research relates to anatomical sciences including gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology and embryology in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.  The recipient must demonstrate outstanding performance in research and course work. Consideration will also be given to teaching and extracurricular activities. Students must be nominated by their supervisor and can win only once in each degree program. Selection will be made by a committee consisting of the Department Head, Coordinator of Graduate Studies and two faculty members who teach Anatomy courses. Deadline for nominations is 1 April and the winner will be announced by 1 June. Value: variable.