A $100,000 donation for IRIC fellowships

Published on November 20, 2019

IRIC is proud that it can count on the tremendous support of Mrs. Rita Baumgartner and Mr. Aldo Baumgartner, who recently announced a $100,000 donation specifically earmarked for fellowships.

“Cancer affects everyone. We wanted to contribute in our own way to fight this terrible disease. What better way to do so than to support the next generation of researchers who hold in their hands the promise of a better future for all of us? We are pleased to support IRIC and its young researchers and hope that other philanthropists, regardless of the amount of their donation, will decide to also take a concrete step towards healing. – Rita and Aldo Baumgartner

As a result, two doctoral fellowships and one postdoctoral fellowship will be offered per year, for a two-year period. These fellowships will bear the name “Baumgartner Fellowship”.

The entire IRIC community is extremely grateful for this meaningful gesture. You too can help make a difference by becoming an ambassador for cancer research. Contact Anne Lebel ( for more information.