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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: 

  • 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.

 

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


 

Congratulations to the following January 2017 CRTP Award recipients!
 

Graduate Students
 
Rohil Dureja, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis
Funded in partnership with the Terry Fox Research Institute

Mark Hanes, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Carman Giacomantonio
Funded in partnership through a CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Eric Courtney Henry, Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Alasdair Syme and Dr. George Mawko
Funded in partnership with the Terry Fox Research Institute

Nicholas LeBlanc, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Gilles Robichaud
Funded in partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation 

Grant MacNeil, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer Corcoran and Dr. Jan Rainey
Funded in partnership with The DMRF Cancer Research Trainee Award in Memory of Jean Rivers Sawyer

Michael McPhee, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Neale Ridgway
Funded in partnership with the QEll Foundation

Adam Nelson, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University 
Supervisor: Dr. Brent Johnston
Funded in partnership through a CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society

Hayden Nix, Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Mark J. Filiaggi
Funded in partnership with the Terry Fox Research Institute

Ayush Ray, Biology, University of New Brunswick
Supervisors: Dr. Anthony Reiman and Dr. Stacy Grieve
Funded in partnership with the QEll Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
 
Postdoctoral Fellows
 
Helmi Alfarra, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
Funded in partnership with the DMRF Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Award and by Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society

Ludovic Durrieu, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. David Waisman
Funded in partnership jointly by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the QEll Foundation 

Patrick Murphy, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Shashi Gujar
Funded in partnership jointly by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and the QEll Foundation

 

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 Form

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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