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  • BHCRI Announces Spring 2017 CRTP Competition


We are pleased to announce the spring 2017 Cancer Research Training Program funding competition. 

Twice each year the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute holds a funding competition as part of its Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP). The CRTP has a curriculum that provides training and funding to graduate students, medical residents, postdoctoral fellows and clinical research fellows involved in cancer research at recognized institutions in Atlantic Canada.  A limited number of traineeship awards will be offered to outstanding applicants with an interest in cancer research.

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 $135,000.00 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. 

Supervisors must be Senior Scientists, Associate Members or Honorary Members (qualifying as a Senior Scientist or Associate Member) of the Institute.

In addition to funds provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, funds for this competition will also be provided by: 

  • Dalhousie University, as part of their Bold Ambitions: Campaign for Dalhousie plan, from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) - to support PhD and MSc students in their final years of study at Dalhousie University.
  • Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society - for the top-ranked applicant undertaking pancreatic cancer research in Atlantic Canada.
  • QEII Foundation - cancer research trainees undertaking any type of cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible.
  • Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) - cancer research trainees undertaking any type of cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible.
  • The Saunders-Matthey Traineeship for Cancer Prevention Research - funds for these awards are provided by the Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation through Dalhousie University and are administered jointly by Dalhousie University and the BHCRI. Cancer research trainees in Atlantic Canada undertaking research in the area of primary cancer prevention are eligible to apply. The proposed work may contain aspects of education and/or knowledge dissemination. A focus on environmental factors will be welcomed.
  • The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, through the QEII Foundation - cancer research trainees undertaking breast cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible.

The deadline for submission is 4:00pm AST on Thursday 2 March 2017. Funding will begin on September 1, 2017. Please download the application form and checklist to apply


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