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Intended to foster an interest in the field of oncology and enable students to pursue cancer-related research or clinical training projects. Open to undergraduate students, medical residents, or those registered in a graduate program commencing the following September, who are undertaking cancer research at recognized institutions in Atlantic Canada. Supervisors must be Scientists, Senior Scientists or Associate Members of BHCRI to apply.
 
 

We are very pleased to announce the 2022 summer studentship competition with up to 4 awards offered in the amount of $5000 each for a 14-week term during the summer of 2022.

The following awards are available:

  • Jeremy Ingham Cancer Research Studentship - Applications for research into pediatric cancers are encouraged. Jeremy’s generosity will allow this new award to be offered annually. 
  • Canadian Cancer Society Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Studentship for breast cancer research – one studentship to support a project in breast cancer.  
  • D.W. Hoskin Studentship for Cancer Research – one studentship is available. Preference will be given to prostate or breast cancer projects.

This competition is open to applicants at recognized institutions across Atlantic Canada. Supervisors must be a Scientist, Senior Scientist, Associate Member or Honorary Member (qualifying as a Scientist, Senior Scientist or Associate Member) of the Institute.

An Intent to Apply form is due by 4pm AST on 7 January 2022. The Intent to Apply is to provide notification of a forthcoming award application and assists BHCRI in ensuring appropriate expertise on the Scientific Review Panels. It does not determine eligibility.

The deadline for application submission is 4pm AST on 1 February 2022.
To apply, please  download the Intent to Apply form, Studentship Application and Checklist.

Please Note: An Intent to Apply form must be received by the deadline of 4pm AST on 7 January 2022 in order to apply for an award. Studentship Applications received without an Intent to Apply form will not be reviewed. 
 
For more information on this competition, please contact admin@bhcri.ca 

 

Students from New Brunswick are also encouraged to apply to the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation: https://www.nbhrf.com/en/undergraduatemedical-school-summer-studentships

Dalhousie Medical Students may be eligible for the Research in Medicine Studentship: https://medicine.dal.ca/research-dal-med/capacity/rim.html

 
Please view the Guidelines for Writing Lay Summaries
 
Please view the guidelines for writing reference letters
 

All BHCRI award applicants are invited to complete the optional self-identification form.

BHCRI encourages completion of the voluntary self-identification form to help determine whether our programs are reaching a broad range of applicants in an effort to create an inclusive environment and sense of belonging with a diverse community of contributors. Information provided is confidential and will only be used for statistical reporting on the representation of equity groups within the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and will not be used for any aspect of the peer-review process. 

 

 
Congratulations to the following 2021 BHCRI and Partners Studentship Award Recipients:
 
Hannah Cahill, Pathology, Dalhousie University  
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato 
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Summer Studentship
 
Bright Huo, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel French 
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Summer Studentship
 
Erika Kember, Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kimberly Brewer 
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through GIVETOLIVE
 
Lia Massoeurs, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University  
Supervisor: Dr. Gabriela Ilie
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the Dr. David Hoskin Summer Studentship for Cancer Research
 
Sara Pietropaolo, Surgery and Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Carman Giacomantonio 
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Summer Studentship with funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
 
Casandra Smyth, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Turcotte 
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the IWK Foundation Jeremy Ingham Summer Studentship 
 
Grant Wolters, Biology, University of Prince Edward Island
Supervisor: Dr. J. Patrick Murphy 
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the Canadian Cancer Society Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Summer Studentship for Breast Cancer Research
 
 
Sample Studentship Competition Review Form and Lay Summary Readability information are located below. This is provided for your reference only and is subject to change.
 
A sample Studentship Competition Review Form is provided for your reference only and is subject to change. 
 

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