Research Skills Awards

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Michael Chen in Hannover, Germany, where he attended the 6th Lower Saxony International Summer Academy (LISA) for Immunology funded by a Research Skills Award

Award Recipients (2011-2016)

AllerGen’s Research Skills Awards program supports AllerGen investigators’ and HQPs’ participation in workshops or other individual training opportunities, including lab exchanges, internships and equipment transfers, that facilitate the acquisition of specialized technical and laboratory skills relevant to AllerGen research. It also supports the organization of workshops by AllerGen investigators or HQP that facilitate the acquisition of specialized skills relevant to AllerGen research.

Funding

This award defrays a portion of the expenses involved in exploiting a skills acquisition opportunity, including travel and accommodation costs, and/or in organizing a skills acquisition workshop or similar training activity. Awards must be matched 1:1 with non-AllerGen partnered funding.

“Through my participation in the Summer Academy in Immunology at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), not only did I learn about various topics and techniques in immunology, but I also had the chance to build connections with up-and-coming
researchers from across the globe.”

Michael Chen
McGill University

“My experience at the KaroIinska Institute fuelled my desire to solve research problems for my future patients. I look forward to my medical training with this goal in mind.”

Laura Zuccaro
University of Ottawa

“The Banff Science Communications program blew me away by the quality of the instruction, content, environment and fellow participants that I had the opportunity to work with. It was truly a transformative experience.”

Dr. Jeremy Hirota
The University of British Columbia

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Laura Zuccaro in Stockholm, Sweden, where she spent two months working at the Karolinska Institutet funded by a Research Skills Award


Application Process

Applications are prioritized by order of submission and must be received at least four weeks prior to the event date/intended date of travel.

Application Form (event participant)

Application Form (event organizer)


For more information, please contact:

Leah Graystone
Coordinator, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training Program and Events
AllerGen NCE Inc.
(905) 525-9140 x 26633
leahgraystone@allergen-nce.ca