Cancer Research Training Program
The Cancer Research Training Program, supported by The Terry Fox Strategic Health Research Training Program in Cancer Research in CIHR, with significant funding from Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, and Canadian Cancer Society - Nova Scotia Division, annually supports over 25 Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows pursuing cancer research within cutting edge facilities overseen by successful cancer researchers across Atlantic Canada.
In addition to salary support, the Cancer Research Training Program offers specific skills-training workshops in such important areas as writing grants and communicating research.
Faculty supervisors place a high value on the program. They report that it allows them to conduct more and larger research studies and that their trainees’ efforts are crucial to the success and productivity of their research programs.
Many of the more than 90 graduate students who have taken part in the Cancer Research Training Program to date have chosen to pursue cancer research as a career.
For more information about the Cancer Research Training Program, refer to the Cancer Research Training Program Handbook.