NEW GRANT COMPETITIONS: ATI/CNTRP-sponsored opportunities to support new research and trainees

The ATI is pleased to announce two new grant competition partnerships with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) to support new research ideas and training opportunities.  This partnership provides an opportunity for ATI members to bring their research into this important national transplant research platform.

1) CNTRP-ATI Training Award Competition
ATI is partnering with the CNTRP to support the CNTRP-ATI Training Award competition that will offer salary awards to encourage the training and development of future researchers in the field of cell and organ donation and transplantation.
The objectives of the 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 objectives 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.

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.  It is required that award recipients secure and demonstrate a commitment of matching funding to receive the award.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2015
Additional details regarding the eligibility criteria and application process can be found at www.cntrp.ca/training_award

2) CNTRP-ATI Research Innovation Grant Competition
ATI is also partnering with the CNTRP to provide an additional $25,000 to support peer-reviewed pilot research projects by Alberta researchers that will contribute to the mandate of the CNTRP.  The objective of the CNTRP-ATI Research Innovation Grant competition is to support peer-reviewed pilot research project(s) that align with CNTRP’s overall objectives 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.  The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 18, 2015
For more information, visit www.cntrp.ca/grant_competition
PLEASE NOTE:
ATI applicants DO NOT need to be CNTRP members to apply to this research grant competition or the training award, however they do need to include at least one CNTRP member as a co-applicant and show how their proposed project will integrate into the CNTRP structure.  For information about which ATI members are already part of the CNTRP and advice on where your project would fit best within the CNTRP structure, please do not hesitate to contact Lori West (ljwest@ualberta.ca) or Sharon Marcus (smarcus@ualberta.ca) for more information.
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