Jennifer Comyn Graduate Award for Cancer Research

For students enrolled in graduate programs at the Donnelly Centre and conducting cancer research

Jennifer Comyn
Jennifer Comyn

The Jennifer Comyn Graduate Award for Cancer Research is awarded to one graduate student enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at the University of Toronto who is conducting research in a lab located in the Donnelly Centre. The selection process is based on research excellence and the fit of the proposed research project to cancer research. Award payments will be arranged through ROSI.

The award was established by the Angers family as a tribute to Jennifer Comyn, a loving mom and spouse and an advocate for cancer research.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.


Forward completed application package to: or 160 College St, Room 230. Include "Comyn Award" in the e-mail title.

Questions about this award may also be sent to

Award Value


Application Requirements

  • Completed and signed Comyn Award Application Form-2023-2024.pdf
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) detailing:   
    • Research project and interests (100 – 250 words)
    • Publications
    • Presentations
    • Awards
    • Research experience
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty supervisor (e-mailed directly to with applicant's name in the subject line)

​Award Conditions

There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship or year of study. Applicants must be supervised by a member of the Donnelly Centre faculty and their research program must focus on cancer research.

Support is for one academic year and nonrenewable; however, new applications can be submitted to subsequent competitions.