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  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Awards

Twice each year the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute holds a competition that provides funding to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical research fellows undertaking cancer research at recognized institutions in Atlantic Canada.  A limited number of traineeship awards from various funding sources 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.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Announces the Fall Cancer Research Training Program Pilot Program and Awards Competition

To become a CRTP trainee and apply for funding (CRTP Award), Both the Intent to Apply Form and Pilot Program Application must be completed and received by admin@bhcri.ca by the deadline of 4pm ADT on 7 September 2022. If you are already part of the CRTP Pilot Program, please complete the Intent to Apply section only (please review the guidelines for information).

Please download the Intent to Apply Form and Pilot Program Application, CRTP Award Application and Checklist.
 
Please note: Both the Intent to Apply Form and Pilot Program Application must be received by the deadline of 4pm ADT on 7 September 2022 in order to apply for a CRTP award. CRTP Applications received without Intent to Apply Forms and Pilot Program Applications will not be reviewed.
 
The CRTP Award application deadline is 4:00pm ADT on 4 October 2022. Funding for approved awards will begin on 1 January 2023.
 
 
If you already have funding and would like to become a trainee in the Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP), please complete the Pilot Program Application section only by 4pm ADT on 7 September 2022. All trainees working in cancer research in Atlantic Canada are encouraged to apply for the Pilot Program to become part of CRTP. Being part of CRTP has many benefits. Please visit the webpage https://bhcri.ca/bhcri-cancer-research-training-program for more information on the program.
 
The pilot application consists of a letter of support from the trainee’s supervisor/program director, a letter from the applicant (trainee) outlining their cancer program and commitment to CRTP, and a lay summary of the cancer research. Supervisors must be members of BHCRI in order for trainees to apply. Trainees who are accepted into the program will automatically become members of BHCRI.
 
For questions on the CRTP program or CRTP award, please contact: admin@bhcri.ca

 

 

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 September 2022 CRTP Award Recipients:
 
Masters Students
 
Chiara Gottheil, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Robin Urquhart
Funding provided by the Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation
 
Rachel Lee, Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Sheila Garland
Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited Excellence in Cancer Research Fund
 
Lia Massoeurs, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Gabriela Ilie
Funding provided by CIBC and the QEII Foundation
 
Kathleen Varty, Biology, University of New Brunswick-Saint John
Supervisor: Dr. Anthony Reiman
Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited Excellence in Cancer Research Fund 
 
PhD Candidates
 
Jordan Lukacs, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Brent Johnston 
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Rosetti Studentship
 
Daniel Medina-Luna, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Sawyer Studentship
 
Vlora Riberdy, Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Brewer
Funding provided by Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited Excellence in Cancer Research Fund
 
Postdoctoral Fellows
 
Jasmine Barra, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Marshall 
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
 
Sandhya Chipurupalli, Atlantic Research Centre, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kirill Rosen
Funding provided by the TFRI Marathon of Hope Atlantic Cancer Consortium
 
Stefan Heinze-Milne, Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Grandy
Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited Excellence in Cancer Research Fund

 

Sample CRTP Competition Review Form and Lay Summary Readability information are 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 (Word 2003, 2007).

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