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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 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 fall 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
  • 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 (first priority) or breast cancer research
  • JD Irving, Ltd – supporting applicants in Atlantic Canada
  • GIVETOLIVE – supporting applicants in Atlantic Canada
  • Canadian Cancer Society Carol Ann Cole – supporting applicants in Atlantic Canada

 

The fall 2021 Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Cancer Research Training Program funding competition is now open. BHCRI is excited to announce changes to the Cancer Research Training Program, which will allow greater access to the program for trainees in Atlantic Canada.

Trainees interested in applying for a CRTP award must first complete the CRTP Pilot Program application.

Once accepted into the program, trainees will be eligible to apply for stipends through BHCRI, including CRTP Awards. The application consists of a letter of support from the trainee’s supervisor/program director and a letter from the applicant (trainee) outlining their cancer program and commitment to CRTP. Supervisors must be members of BHCRI.

The deadline for pilot program applications is 4pm ADT on August 25. Applications will be reviewed by members of the BHCRI Training Committee. Please download the CRTP Pilot guidelines and application. Please email completed applications to admin@bhcri.ca by the stated deadline. The program will begin September 1, 2021. 

 

Once accepted into the pilot program, you may apply for CRTP funding:

The Intent to Apply form is due by 4pm ADT on 7 September 2021. 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.

 
The CRTP BHCRI Traineeship Application deadline is 4:00pm ADT on 1 October 2021Funding will begin on 1 January 2022. To apply, please download the Intent to Apply formCRTP Traineeship Application and Checklist


Please Note: A Pilot Program application must be received by 4pm on 25 August and an Intent to Apply form must be received by the deadline of 4pm ADT on 7 September 2021 in order to apply for an award. CRTP Applications received without these forms will not be reviewed.

For questions, please contact: admin@bhcri.ca

 

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 2021 CRTP Award Recipients:
 
Masters Students:
 
Emily Carter, Microbiology & Immunology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Crease Endowment for Cancer Research
 
William Johnston, Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Grandy
Funding provided by the CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Morgan Pugh-Toole, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Brenden Leung and Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Rosetti Endowment for Cancer Research
 
Jessica Vickery, Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Robin Urquhart
Funding provided by the TFRI’s Marathon of Hope Atlantic Cancer Consortium
 
PhD Candidates:
 
Emily Drake, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Lori Weeks
Joint funding provided by the QEII Foundation and CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Brendan McKeown, Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Kerry Goralski
Joint funding provided by the Saunders Matthey Foundation for Cancer Prevention and CIBC Graduate Scholarship in Medical Research
 
Marie-Claire Wasson, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Paola Marcato
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Honorary CRTP trainee
 
Postdoctoral Fellows:
 
Jasmine Barra, Pathology, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. Shashi Gujar
Funding provided by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation’s Sawyer Endowment for Cancer Research
 
Jaime Wertman, Hematology/Oncology, IWK Health Centre//Dalhousie University
Supervisors: Dr. Kerry Goralski and Dr. Ketan Kulkarni
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Honorary CRTP trainee 

 

Please view the Guidelines for Writing Lay Summaries

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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