Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship

** Updates to the application form, effective Tuesday, March 18, 2014: A completed “Research Project Information Form” is no longer required for this fellowship.**

Deadline: April 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm This competition is currently closed.

The Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is for MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of mental retardation or other neurologic disorders.


$20,400 for one year. Holders of the award may apply for a second year.


Applicants must hold the position of postdoctoral fellow at UBC for the duration of the fellowship (see here for criteria). No citizenship restrictions will be applied.

Application Procedures

A completed application consists of:

  1. Completed Bluma Tischler Application Form (MS Word)
  2. Post-Secondary Transcripts
    Copies of transcripts are accepted but must be initialed by the candidate’s proposed supervisor of the postdoctoral research. Initialing of official transcripts is not required.
  3. Three Sponsor’s Letters
    One letter should be from the proposed supervisor of the applicant, and the others from individuals familiar with the work of the applicant. Each sponsor should be asked to comment on the applicant’s research achievements and research potential. The letters should be addressed to Dr. Peter Leung, Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education, c/o Lisa Wong and must be submitted in envelopes sealed and endorsed by the sponsor. These may be sent separately but must be received by the application deadline.

Please do not use double sided printing or staples in your application.


Applications for awards must be received by Dr. Peter Leung, c/o Lisa Wong, Faculty of Medicine, #317-2194 Health Sciences Mall on or before Friday, April 11, 2014, 4:00pm.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Lisa Wong at 604-822-8633 or