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  • BHCRI announces the fall 2018 CRTP funding competition


BHCRI is pleased to announce the fall 2018 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, significant support is received from The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) and 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 general cancer research, funds will be available in the fall competition from the following:

  • The (DMRF) Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Daley Fund: will support advancements in normal and malignant lymphocytes, especially as related to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. For applicants not associated with Dalhousie University, funds must be matched for this award.
  • Telus Ride for Dad and the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation through DMRF: Cancer research trainees in Atlantic Canada working on prostate cancer research are eligible to apply.
  • The Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation: 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 deadline for submission is 4:00pm ADT on Tuesday, 2 October 2018. Funding will begin on January 1, 2019. To apply, please download the application form and checklist.


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