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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.


The 2022 Studentship competition is now closed. Thank you to all applicants. The 2023 competition will be announced in December 2022.
 
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 2022 BHCRI and Partners Studentship Award Recipients:

Claire Carruthers, Medical Sciences, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Brendan Leung
This project was funded by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the DMRF Helyer/Williams Summer Studentship 

Rikki Clark, Biology, Acadia University
Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Coombs
This project was funded by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the Dr. David Hoskin Summer Studentship for Cancer Research. 

Alex Comeau, Biology, Acadia University
Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Coombs
This project was funded by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the IWK Foundation’s Jeremy Ingham Studentship 

Grant Kelly, Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. S. L . Christian
This project was funded by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute through the Canadian Cancer Society Carol Ann Cole Comfort Heart Summer Studentship for Breast Cancer Research. 

Sungmok Lee, Biological Sciences, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Supervisor: Dr. Tony Reiman
This project was jointly funded by a Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute studentship with funds provided by NBHRF and the TFRI Marathon of Hope Atlantic Cancer Consortium. 

Maya MacLean, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr Paola Marcato
This project was supported a Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Summer Studentship, with funds provided by the DMRF Helyer/Williams Summer Studentship.

Ashlee Morrell, Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Garland
(Declined by the applicant)

Nazanin Nasiri, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh
This project was funded a Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Summer Studentship.

 
 
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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