PROGRAM ENTRY AND FELLOWSHIP FUNDING
The CHIR Training Program in Regenerative Medicine will be accepting applications for funding for January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. Competition guidelines and application forms are provided below:
2015 Training Program Document for RENEWALS
2015 Training Program Application Form for RENEWALS
The TPRM aims to provide training
in all aspects of regenerative medicine. The funded fellowships
provide successful applicants the opportunity to take part in the
Graduate Course in Regenerative Medicine (MSC7000Y), Visiting Speaker
Lecture Series, Workshops/Seminars in Advanced Technologies, and
also award a stipend to its trainees, who are partaking in a regenerative
medicine research project. The scientific teams, supervisors and
mentors participating in the TPRM provide a multidisciplinary teaching
approach enabling trainees to master important scientific techniques
critical to the field of regenerative medicine and to understand
the ethical, legal and financial complexities associated with implementation
of the science.
In association with the CIHR Institute
of Health Research's (CIHR) innovative Strategic Training Initiative
in Health Research (STIHR), we are offering the opportunity to receive
cutting-edge research training in health research.
The field of regenerative medicine,
defined as the practice of repair, regeneration, or replacement
of tissues, organs that have failed, has enormous potential to revolutionize
diagnostic and therapeutic approaches via the development radical
new therapies. This broad field encompasses numerous innovative
areas including stem cell gene therapy.
Individuals will have the opportunity
to be trained by some of Canada's top researchers at leading institutions
in the following areas: immunology and tolerance, molecular biology,
stem cell biology, gene therapy, ethics and clinical trials.
We will consider trainees for funding (not
exclusively) in the following areas:
- Transplantation and Immunology
- Stem Cell Biology
- Gene Therapy
- Artificial Organs
NEW! The TPRM has set a policy in an effort to maximize funding dollars towards as many trainees as possible.
Applicants who are approved for TPRM fellowships that receive external awards (during the TPRM funding period) will be awarded TPRM funds as follows:
Post Doctoral Fellows/Health Professionals - $5,000
Graduate Students (PhD/MSc) - $5,000
Undergraduate Students (Summer Studentships) - $1,000
This policy is in effect immediately and applies to both New and Renewal applicants.
Duration of Support:
For those with a Masters/PhD degree (or equivalent), or PhD and
health professional degrees, the maximum period of support is three
years, and candidates will only be eligible for support until the
end of their fifth year for post- PhD training.
For those with a health professional degree who do not intend to
proceed to a PhD degree, the maximum period of support is four years.
For those with a health professional degree who intend to proceed
to a PhD degree, the maximum period of support to complete the PhD
degree is five years (from all federal funding sources) and includes
funding received to complete a Master's degree or non-degree research
Further information can be found in CIHR's
funding Guidelines for Training Award Programs.
Accepted applicants must Register or
Audit the associated Regenerative Medicine course (MSC7000Y)
offered across Canada through the University of Toronto to adhere
to the requirements of acceptance. Failure to do so, will withdraw
your fellowship support and participation in the program.
of Acceptance Form
2014 CIHR TPRM Fellowship Trainees