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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. 

We are pleased to announce the fall 2017 Cancer Research Training Program funding competition through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.

The deadline for submission is 4:00pm ADT on Monday 2 October 2017. Funding will begin on January 1, 2018. Please download the application form and checklist to apply

 

Congratulations to the following September 2017 CRTP Award recipients!

Graduate Students

Madumani Amararathna, Plant, Food & Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe and Dr. David Hoskin
Funding provided by the Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation

Leah Bennett, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kerry Goralski
Funding provided by a CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and the QEll Foundation 

Livia Clarke, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Graham Dellaire 
Funding provided by a CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and the QEll Foundation 

Brianne Cruickshank, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute by way of the Dr. Linnea Veinotte Memorial Graduate Student Award

Wasundara Fernando, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. H.P. Vasantha Rupasinghe and Dr. David Hoskin
Funding provided by the DMRF Edward F. Crease Memorial Graduate Studentship in Cancer Research

Lucas Jarche, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Craig McCormick and Dr. John Rohde
Funding provided by a CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation

Sally Miller, Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Robin Urquhart and Dr. George Kephart
Funding provided by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation

Patric Page, Chemistry & Biochemisty, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Turcotte
Funding provided by the Terry Fox Research Institute in partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (Declined by the applicant)

Andra Sterea, Physiology & Biophysics, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Yassine El-Hiani
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute

Kayla Wall, Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Garland
Funding provided by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation with matching funds from Memorial University School of Graduate Studies

Postdoctoral Fellows

D. Craig Ayre, Atlantic Cancer Research Institute
Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Lewis
Funding provided by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada/QEII Foundation in partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

Brandon Groves, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. David Jakeman
Funding provided by the DMRF Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Award

Tanveer Sharif, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Shashi Gujar
Funding provided by 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 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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