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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.
•    Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation: The (DMRF) 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. 

 

Congratulations to the following September 2018 CRTP Award recipients:

Mahdi Asgharpour, Biomedical Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Mani Larijani
Funded in partnership with Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), subject to matching funds

Faezeh Borzooee, Biomedical Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Mani Larijani
Funded in partnership with Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), subject to matching funds

Keon Collett, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Berman
Funded in partnership with CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and a Gale Force Girls & Company Award

Owen Crump, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Marshall
Funded in partnership with Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Brett Duguay, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Craig McCormick
Funded in partnership with QEll Foundation, subject to matching funds 

Daniel Evans, Genetics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Michael O. Woods
Funded in partnership with Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), subject to matching funds

Danick Martin, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Gilles Robichaud 
Funded in partnership with DMRF Daley Fund and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

Patric Page, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Turcotte
Funded in partnership with Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)

Mohammad Sultan, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Funded by BHCRI in partnership with QEll Foundation and the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

Nicky Tam, Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. John Frampton and Dr. Graham Dellaire
Funded in partnership with Telus Ride for Dad and the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation through DMRF 

Alexandria Tobin, Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Brown and Dr. Sherri Christian
Funded in partnership with Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) with matching funds from Memorial University School of Graduate Studies

Sarah Veinot, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Corcoran and Dr. John Rohde
Funded in partnership with CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and a Gale Force Girls & Company 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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