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. Supervisors must be Senior Scientist, 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 will also be provided by:
- The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region - cancer research trainees in Atlantic Canada working on breast cancer research are eligible to apply. NEW: CBCF will support both a graduate student award and a PDF award in this competition.
- 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.
- Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Nova Scotia Chapter - cancer research trainees in Atlantic Canada working on prostate cancer research are eligible to apply.
- QEII Foundation - cancer research trainees undertaking any type of cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible to apply.
- Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) - cancer research trainees undertaking any type of cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible to apply.
- The Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division – Cancer research trainees in Nova Scotia are eligible to apply. A priority for CCS is supporting cancer prevention research.
- 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 BHCRI is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 CRTP funding competition. The deadline for submission is 4:00pm ADT on Friday, October 2, 2015. Funding will begin on January 1, 2016. Please download the application form and checklist to apply.