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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, postdoctoral fellows and clinical research fellows involved in cancer research training at recognized institutions in Atlantic Canada.  A limited number of traineeship awards will be offered to outstanding applicants with an interest in cancer research. Supervisors must be Scientists, Senior Scientists or Associate Members of BHCRI to apply.

Funding for these awards has been made available from a variety of sources, the most significant of which is received from the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). A limited number of stipends are available for applicants from outside Dalhousie Faculties of Health, Medicine and Dentistry and require 1:1 matching funds. The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) has partnered with BHCRI to support New Brunswick cancer researchers. For other successful applications, a confirmation of matching funds will be required before BHCRI funds can be transferred.
 

 
The CRTP competition is now closed. Thank you to those who appliedFunding will begin on January 1, 2021. 

Please view the Intent to Apply formCRTP Application and Checklist

Please view the Guidelines for Writing Lay Summaries

For questions, please contact: admin@bhcri.ca

 

Congratulations to the September 2020 CRTP Award Recipients:

 
Masters Students:
 
Samuel Cutler, Pathology, Dalhouise University
Supervisors: Dr. Manal Elnenaei, Dr. Dan Gaston
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Jordan D. Lukacs, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Brent Johnston
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Rachel Parker, Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Melanie Keats
(Declined by Applicant)
 
Tharindu Lakshan Suraweera, Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe And Dr. Zaolin Xu
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Andrea Tomko, Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Denis Dupré
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the DMRF C. MacDougall Studentship and DMRF Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Award
 
 
PhD Candidates:
 
Adam Nelson, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Brent Johnston
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the DMRF Jean Rivers Sawyer Award
 
Sarah Nersesian, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
(Honourary)
 
Patric Page, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Université de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Sandra Turcotte
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and GIVETOLIVE 
 
Yunnuo Shi, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Zhenyu Cheng
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the DMRF C. MacDougall Studentship
 
 
Postdoctoral Fellows:
 
Raj Pranap Arun, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with the Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Fund
 
Xiaoyang Liu, Pediatrics & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kirill Rosen
Funding provided by the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute in partnership with GIVETOLIVE and Roses of Hope 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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