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  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Awards

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:

•    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce through Dalhousie University: As part of Dalhousie University’s Bold Ambitions: Campaign for Dalhousie plan, funds will be used 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 Health Sciences Centre 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 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 Breast Cancer Society of Canada, through the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation: Cancer research trainees undertaking breast cancer research in Atlantic Canada are eligible.
•    Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation: The (DMRF) Daley Fund will support advancements in normal and malignant lymphocytes, especially as related to chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and The Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Scholarship will support cancer research trainees undertaking any type of cancer research in Atlantic Canada. For applicants not associated with Dalhousie University, funds must be matched for both of these awards. 

The fall 2017 Cancer Research Training Program funding competition through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute is now closed.

Thank you to all those who applied. Funding will begin on January 1, 2018.

 

Congratulations to the following January 2018 CRTP Award recipients!

Graduate Students:

Emma Finlayson-Trick, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Johan Van Limbergen and Dr. Andrew Stadnyk
Funding provided by the DMRF Edward F. Crease Memorial Graduate Studentship in Cancer Research

Courtney Henry, Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Alasdair Syme and Dr. George Mawko
Funding provided by the QEll Foundation

Kayla Holder, BioMedical Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor(s): Dr. Michael Grant
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute with matching funds from Memorial University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Calem Kenward, Biochemistry, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. David Langelaan
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute and the DMRF Don Horne Cancer Research Fellowship Award in Memory of Kaye Horne

Tyler MacDonald, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Catherine Too
Funding provided by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region

Jacob Nearing, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Morgan Langille
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute 

Adam Nelson, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Brent Johnston
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute

Logan Slade, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Supervisor(s): Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation


Postdoctoral Fellows:

Barry Kennedy, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Shashi Gujar
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute and the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

Vipin Shankar Chelakkot Govindalayathil, BioMedical Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor(s): Dr. Kensuke Hirasawa
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute with matching funds from the Canadian Cancer Society and Medical Research Fund (MRF), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Marie-Laurence Tremblay, Biomedical Translational Imaging Centre, Dalhousie University
Supervisor(s): Dr. Kim Brewer
Funding provided by the DMRF Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Award

 

A sample CRTP Competition Review Form and Lay Summary Readability information is located below. This is provided for your reference only and is subject to change.

Download the CRTP Competition Review Forms: Masters, PhD, PDF

Download the determine the readability of your summary (PC) or click here for Mac.

 

For more information on this competition, please contact  or phone 902-494-8970.

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