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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. For the spring 2021 competition, the following are available:

  • Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation – supporting applicants at Dalhousie University and its affiliated health centres
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation – supporting applicants in New Brunswick-based institutions. * Recommendations from BHCRI’s Scientific Review Committee will be forwarded to NBHRF
  • QEII Foundation – supporting applicants in Nova Scotia
  • Marathon of Hope Atlantic Cancer Consortium – supporting applicants in Atlantic Canada in Precision Medicine
  • Saunders Matthey Cancer Prevention Foundation – supporting applicants at Dalhousie University and its affiliated health centres for cancer prevention or breast cancer research

 

The spring 2021 Cancer Research Training Program funding competition is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied. The next competition will be announced in August 2021.

An Intent to Apply form is due by 4pm AST on 4 March 2021The 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 CRTP Application deadline is 4:00pm ADT on 1 April 2021Funding will begin on 1 September 2021. To apply, please download the Intent to Apply formCRTP Application and Checklist
 

Please Note: An Intent to Apply form must be received by the deadline of 4pm AST on 4 March 2021 in order to apply for an award. CRTP Applications received without an Intent to Apply form will not be reviewed.

 
For questions, please contact: admin@bhcri.ca

 

Please view the Guidelines for Writing Lay Summaries

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 January 2021 CRTP Award Recipients:

Masters Students:

Nick Dawe
School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Brenden Leung
Funding provided by the Helyer/Williams Studentship Award through the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

Vishnupriyan Kumar
Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Shashi Gujar
Funding provided by the Motorcycle Ride for Dad through the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation

 

PhD Candidates:

Kateryna Kratzer
Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Graham Dellaire
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation C. MacDougall Cancer Research Studentship

Modeline Longjohn
Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Sherri Christian
Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE Cancer Studentship with matching funds from Memorial University

Danick Martin
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Universite de Moncton
Supervisor: Dr. Gilles Robichaud
Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation

 

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Smitha George
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Francesca Di Cara
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Sawyer Studentship

Sina Mazinani
Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kirill Rosen
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Rosetti Studentship

 

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.

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