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  • BHCRI announces fall PI award competitions


The fall 2017 competition for Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Awards and New Investigator Awards is now open.

Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Awards - Funds for these awards are provided by Dalhousie University as part of the Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Fund and are administered by BHCRI. Projects may come from any area of cancer research but must be clearly related to cancer prevention education and include a research component. Only BHCRI Senior Scientists or BHCRI Associate Members who have Dalhousie faculty appointments are eligible to apply.

The New Investigator Awards will be offered once per year in September with a set deadline. A Scientific Review Committee will be appointed to review the grant submissions. The New Investigator Awards will be for $25,000 per year for two years. As many as three grants per year will be offered with one each to basic, clinical and population researchers, with this last category very broadly defined. Please read the individual announcements for a more detailed description of these funding opportunities. Only BHCRI Senior Scientists or BHCRI Associate Members are eligible to apply.

 

Funding for these awards has been made available from a variety of sources; however, the single largest source is the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). The DMRF Board has stipulated that funds they generate may be used to fund up to half of the total amount awarded to non-Dalhousie affiliated researchers. The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) has partnered with BHCRI to support New Brunswick cancer researchers, via matching funds, to a total maximum of $125,000.00 annually. 

For other successful applications, whenever possible BHCRI will make up the difference with non-DMRF generated funds, but presently this is a very limited resource. We therefore encourage those researchers not affiliated with Dalhousie or not located in New Brunswick to discuss this with their local university or provincial research funding agencies and encourage them to make matching funds available to potential BHCRI grant awardees. 

Funds received through The Ivor Hamilton Cancer Care & Education Fund may be used to fund approved projects from any area of cancer research (fundamental, translational, clinical, population health, behavioural, psychosocial) but must be clearly related to cancer prevention education and include a research component. The funds must be used for either research in cancer prevention education or research on education for cancer prevention.

The deadline for LOI submission is 4:00pm ADT on Friday, 8 September 2017.

Please view the application guidelines on the website: http://bhcri.ca/investigator-awards


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