Upcoming Deadline for CNTRP Training Award Competition - July 15, 2015
The application deadline for this training competition is July 15, 2015.
We are very pleased to announce that the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) is joining BOTH the CNTRP Training Awards Competition and the CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition. Through this important partnership, the ATI will provide additional funding to support researchers based in Alberta to apply for these competitions and bring their research and trainees into the national structure of the CNTRP.
For the training competition, the ATI is providing an additional $25,000 CDN/year over a period of two years to support the top ranked application of an Alberta trainee who applies to the CNTRP Astellas Training Grant Competition.
For the research grants competition, the ATI is also partnering with the CNTRP to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top-ranked Alberta application in the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition (details available at www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions).
We believe this is an exciting opportunity to support new and innovative research in Alberta and link this research with centres and researchers across the country through the CNTRP. We strongly encourage other programs and centres across the country to consider partnering on these competitions as it provides an opportunity to support important research and bring new ideas into the CNTRP.
Please share this information with you colleagues and let us know if you have any questions by contacting davidhartell (at) cntrp.ca
Information about the Training Award Competition
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas) and the Alberta Transplant Institute are pleased to announce the CNTRP Astellas Training Award Competition. The intention of this collaborative effort between Astellas, ATI and the CNTRP is to encourage the training and development of future researchers in the field of cell and organ donation and transplantation to improve long-term health outcomes and quality of life for transplant patients.
The objectives of the CNTRP Astellas Training Award Competition are to:
provide recognition and support to students early in their academic research career, providing them with an opportunity to gain research experience
support the training and development of future researchers in the field of organ and cell donation and transplantation in order to advance CNTRP’s objective to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians who receive transplants with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
Two (2) grants with a maximum value of $50,000 CDN will be awarded in the CNTRP Astellas Training Award Competition over a period of two years. An additional $25,000 CDN will be awarded to the top ranked application from Alberta in the CNTRP ATI Training Award Competition over a period of two years. It is required that award recipients secure and demonstrate a commitment of matching funding to receive the award.
Additional details regarding the eligibility criteria and application process can be found at www.cntrp.ca/training_award.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2015.