Rapatriement des cerveaux Program
Counter the exodus of researchers
The Rapatriement des cerveaux Program aims to attract cancer researchers to Montreal who are pursuing their careers outside the country by funding their research over five years.
The Rapatriement des cerveaux Program was launched in 2007 by the Institut du cancer de Montréal during a major campaign organized as part of the 60th anniversary of its founding. During this campaign, a net amount of $1.2 million was raised.
This program helps to counter the exodus of researchers, a phenomenon that threatens scientific progress in cancer research and the influence of Montreal researchers. With these funds, the Institute facilitates the return of researchers to Montreal by providing them with $250,000 in start-up funds to support them during their first five years. To date, it has helped 11 top researchers return to the CHUM Research Centre, set up their laboratories and build their research teams.
The 11 researchers repatriated through this program are :