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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 fall Cancer Research Training Program Pilot Program and Awards Competition is now open.

To become a trainee in the Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP): Please complete the Pilot Program Application by 4pm AST on 3 March 2023. 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 CRTP page (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 for trainees to apply. Trainees who are accepted into the program will automatically become members of BHCRI.

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 before the deadline of 4pm AST on 3 March 2023.

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 note that only trainees who have submitted the CRTP Pilot Program Application and Intent to Apply Form, and are accepted into the Pilot Program, will be eligible to apply for trainee stipends through BHCRI, including CRTP Awards. 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.

To apply, please download the Intent to Apply Form and Pilot Program Application, CRTP Award Application and Checklist.

The Intent to Apply Form and Pilot Program Application must be received by the deadline of 4pm AST on 3 March 2023 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 April 2023. Funding for approved awards will begin on 1 September 2023.

 
For questions on the CRTP program or CRTP award, 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. If you have submitted a form in the past, please do not submit another form.

 

Congratulations to the January 2023 CRTP Award Recipients:
 
Masters Students:
 
Haya Al Bitar, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jean Marshall
Funding provided by the C. MacDougall Fund
 
Jorge Pinzon, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE 
 
Miranda Steeves, Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island
Supervisor: Dr. Marya Ahmed
Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited – Excellence in Cancer Research Fund 
 
PhD Candidates:
 
Sabateeshan Mathavarajah, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Graham Dellaire
Linnea Veinotte CRTP Scholar
Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE  
 
Postdoctoral Fellows:
 
Raj Pranap Arun, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society’s JD Irving Limited – Excellence in Cancer Research Fund
 
Jaganathan Venkatesh, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Funding provided by GIVETOLIVE

 

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).

Turning on Readability Statistics (MS Word Office 365)

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