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ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION SUMMER STUDENTSHIP AWARDS GUIDELINES & APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE DATE: FEBRUARY 1, 2012 DO NOT INCLUDE THIS SECTION WITH YOUR APPLICATION The Alberta Cancer Foundation is pleased to offer the 2012 Summer Studentship Award competition for exceptional students interested in medical or health research related to cancer. Summer Studentships are available across the cancer control continuum which includes etiology, prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, health services and palliation. Terms and conditions for research grants and awards Please reference the Alberta Cancer Foundation Guidelines for Research Grants and Awards document for complete terms and conditions for all Alberta Cancer Foundation grants and awards. Funding Criteria 1. The competition is limited to students who are registered in an undergraduate training program and who will be under the supervision of members of the Scientific or Medical Staff of Alberta Health Services or an Alberta University during the period of the award. Candidates must be one of the following: • exceptional high school students with records of participation in the healthcare system, and a clear interest in pursuing a health research career providing they present evidence of registration in or application to an undergraduate program • registered in an undergraduate degree program in a medical or health related field • students who are completing their final year of undergraduate training are eligible providing they present evidence of application to graduate or medical school • registered in a medical degree program (some of these students will already hold an undergraduate or graduate degree). 2. A maximum of two (2) Summer Studentship applications per sponsor per competition is allowed. NOTE: Supervisors cannot substitute candidates. 3. The term of the award is a two (2) to four (4) month congruent period (May 1 to August 31). 4. The award provides stipend support in the amount of $1,300 per month for up to four (4) months and will be prorated for shorter periods. Stipend payments are made through the research services/finance offices of an Alberta University. Page | 1- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition 5. Renewable upon re-application in regular competitions. 6. The David C. Stokes Summer Studentship in Brain Tumour Research will be awarded to the top ranked application in this competition that has identified their area of cancer research as brain tumour. This award will reside within the Clark H. Smith Brain Tumour Centre at the University of Calgary. Review Criteria Proposals for ACF Summer Studentships will be reviewed by the ACF Trainee Award Committee. Each application is reviewed by all committee members. All applications are reviewed using the following criteria: 1. Candidate’s Performance and Experience: Candidate’s academic performance as outlined in his/her transcripts and two letters of reference outlining the strength and relevant experience of the candidate. 2. Research Project a) Relevance to cancer. b) Project Design: immediate objective; methods employed; estimated timeline; and expected outcomes. c) Summary of supporting evidence and preliminary data. 3. Project’s Support Structure a) Supervisor’s publication productivity. b) Research Environment: description of research facilities, equipment and support systems which are in place for the project. c) Project Budget: approved budget that supports the project. Page | 2- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SUBMISSION CHECKLIST Please use the following checklist to assist you in submitting a complete proposal. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and returned to the proposed supervisor. Application: Section A Application Cover Page Section B Outline of Proposed Research Section C Project Summaries Email “Project Summaries” to firstname.lastname@example.org Section D Project Funding Appendicies: Section E1 Personal Data & Publications – Supervisor Section E2 Personal Data & Publications – Candidate Section F Reference Letters (attached in sealed envelopes & signed across seal by referee) Section G Transcripts (official or certified true copies) Section H Research Classification 1 single-sided original hardcopy of the completed application has been submitted with transcripts and letters of reference attached individually in sealed, signed envelopes, to the address below no later than close of business on the competition deadline date of February 1, 2012 Alberta Cancer Foundation Grants and Awards 155-2210 2 Street SW Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C3 NOTE: Should you require proof of delivery, please forward your complete application using the appropriate courier service. Inquiries pertaining to receipt of application, references or transcripts will not be responded to. If you have any questions, please email them email@example.com or call 403 476 2423. Page | 3- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition For ACF Use Only: Competition #: File #: ACF SUMMER STUDENTSHIP AWARD FUNDING APPLICATION – SECTION A Title of Project: Sponsor/Supervisor: Title: Surname: First Name: Middle Initial: Dr. Mr. Mrs./Ms. Prof. Institution: Department: Academic Position: Street Address: City: Prov./State: Country: Telephone: Ext: Email: Postal Code/Zip: ( ) - Candidate: Title: Surname: First Name: Middle Initial: Mr. Mrs./Ms. Institution: Department: Street Address: City: Prov./State: Country: Postal Code/Zip: Telephone: Ext: Email: Gender: ( ) - M F Citizen of : Immigrant Status in Canada: Canadian Student Visa Permanent Resident Working Visa Page | 4- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition Expected Completion Date for Undergraduate Training: Date (dd/mm/yy): / / Application Type: Please choose one or more The ACF Summer Studentship Award The ACF David C. Stokes Summer Studentship in Brain Tumour Research The ACF Linda Singleton Cancer Research Summer Studentship in Psychosocial Oncology Project Funds to be administered by: (Choose one only) Estimated Duration of Project: You Receiving Univ. of Calgary Univ. of other source? to 4 months) AreUniv. of Alberta Funding /Income from anyLethbridge (up No Yes If Yes, Funding Term (dd/mm/yy): / / If undersigned agree to, and accept, Signatures: The Yes, Funding Term (dd/mm/yy): / / the terms and conditions governing ACF No Yes - / / grants and awards as outlined in the ACF Guidelines for Research Grants and Awards located at www.albertacancer.ca. Signature of: Printed Name: Date: (dd/mm/yy) Candidate: Supervisor : Dept. Head/Chair: Faculty Dean: Research Services/Finance Office of University: Page | 5- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION B - OUTLINE OF PROPOSED RESEARCH In the space remaining on this page, summarize the research project that will be undertaken by the candidate during his/her term as an ACF Summer Student. The role of the student in the project should be clearly defined including skill they will gain and expected outcomes. (Formatting: Margins must be no less than .75 inches. Text must be single spaced, 11 point, Tahoma font. Page reduction is not allowed.) Page | 6- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION C - PROJECT SUMMARIES Please email the following project summaries page to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word Format. Alternatively, the text may also be pasted into the body of the email. Do not send in Adobe PDF format. These summaries may be shared with external agencies and the public. NON TECHNICAL SUMMARIES The ACF is accountable to the donors who support this program and other organizations. Please provide a summary, in simple, non-technical language, which explains the rationale of the investigation and the relevance to cancer. Limit to the space provided. CASE FOR SUPPORT Expanding on the above summary, describe why a prospective donor should consider supporting this project. Include tangible benefits the proposed initiatives have for students, faculty, staff, patients, Alberta, Canada and beyond. Describe the benefits of this project to the donor. Limit to the space provided. SCIENTIFIC SYNOPSIS, INCLUDING RELEVANCE TO CANCER Describe the objective of the proposed research and its relevance to cancer. Limit to the space provided. Page | 7- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION D - PROJECT FUNDING In the space provided below please summarize how this project will be funded and the resources available to support it (shared facilities, space, equipment, etc.). Page | 8- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION E1 - PERSONAL DATA & PUBLICATIONS (SUPERVISOR) Please complete the table below for the supervisor OR append the following CIHR Common CV sections: Expertise and Discipline; Academic Background; Work Experience; and Distinctions/Awards/Credentials. If the supervisor is not currently utilizing a CIHR Common CV use the Education and Research Training and Academic or Clinical Positions Held below. For your reference, the Common CV module is located at http://www.commoncv.net/ Please number all pages appropriately. Name: Education and Research Training Month/Year Degree University/Institution Scientific Field/Discipline / / / / Academic or Clinical Positions Held Month/Year Position University/Institution Department / / / / / Page | 9- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition If there has been a break in education/training or academic history, for example a maternity leave, please indicate so in the above table and provide an explanation below: Page | 10- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition Publications Please indicate your total lifetime number of publications to date (excluding abstracts): Please indicate the number of publications in the last 5 years (excluding abstracts): Append to this page a list of papers published during the past five years. Title must be provided. Include papers accepted for publication. Do not include manuscripts or abstracts in preparation. Please number the pages appropriately. SECTION E2 - PERSONAL DATA & PUBLICATIONS (CANDIDATE) Please complete the table below for the Candidate by appending the following CIHR Common CV sections: Expertise and Discipline; Academic Background; Work Experience; and Distinctions/Awards/Credentials. If the candidate is not currently utilizing a CIHR Common CV use the Education and Research Training and Academic Research and Work Experience and academic Achievements sections below. For your reference, the Common CV module is located at http://www.commoncv.net/ Please number all pages appropriately. Name of Candidate: Education and Research Training Month/Year Degree University/Institution Scientific Field/Discipline / / Academic Achievements (Prizes, Honors & Awards held by the candidate) Month/Year Prize/Honor/Award University/Institution Department Held / / / / Page | 11- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition / Publications Please indicate your total lifetime number of publications to date (excluding abstracts): Please indicate the number of publications in the last 5 years (excluding abstracts): Append to this page a list of papers published during the past five years. Title must be provided. Include papers accepted for publication. Do not include manuscripts or abstracts in preparation. Please number the pages appropriately. SECTION F - LETTER OF SUPPORT/REFERENCE LETTERS Candidates are required to provide two (2) reference letters. Where possible, these letters should be of an academic nature. List the individuals who have been contacted and are forwarding letters of reference for this application. Letters must be submitted in sealed envelopes, signed across the seal by the author of the letter, or sent directly from the reference to the ACF Grants and Awards office. NOTE: Letters of Support from the proposed supervisor(s) will not be accepted. Reference Name Relationship with Candidate Attached? Yes To Follow Yes To Follow Page | 12- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION G - TRANSCRIPTS Append to this page an official copy of all of the candidate’s academic transcripts. These transcripts must be in the original sealed envelopes from the educational institute. If official transcripts from foreign institutions are difficult to obtain, copies certified as true copies by an Alberta University department head or research services office may be provided. Official translated versions of transcripts, or certified true copies should be appended if applicable. Page | 13- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition SECTION H - RESEARCH CLASSIFICATION Please check one or more boxes in each section which best describes your research project. All sections must be completed unless otherwise indicated. This information is being collected for administrative purposes to aid in reporting the types of research funded by the ACF. Section I Section IIB Section V SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINE(S) (Fill in ONLY if you checked Intervention CCRA CLASSIFICATION BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Research in Section II) EPIDEMIOLOGY Biochemistry TYPE OF INTERVENTION RESEARCH Ecological/environmental/correlation Cell Biology (Check ONE OR MORE which apply) Cross-sectional/prevalence Developmental Biology Diagnosis Case-control Endocrinology Organization/System Prospective cohort Genetics Palliation Historical cohort Immunology Policy Molecular Biology Prevention BASIC/FUNAMENTAL Virology Rehabilitation Pure/in vitro Other (Please Specify) Screening Pure/laboratory animals Treatment Basic cancer biomedical research/in vitro Basic cancer biomedical research/laboratory CHEMICAL SCIENCES Other (Please Specify) animals Basic cancer biomedical research/human Carcinogenesis tissue Cytotoxic Drugs Section III Other (Please Specify) (Fill in ONLY if sponsor/supervisor is a CLINICAL/DEVELOPMENTAL Cancer Care tumour group member) Experimental medicine PHYSICAL SCIENCES CANCER CARE TUMOUR GROUP Drug/procedure development Imaging Breast Early phase trials (no randomization) Molecular Structure Cutaneous Randomized controlled trials Photobiology Endocrine Health education/promotion Radiobiology Gastro-Intestinal Other (Please Specify) GU EVALUATIVE/APPLIED Gynecology Program/service/intervention evaluation CLINICAL SCIENCES Head & Neck Policy evaluation Drugs/Chemotherapy Hematology, Lymphoma Health economics Diagnostic Imaging Lung Ethics Nursing Melanoma Participatory action research Pathology Musculoskeletal, Sarcoma Psychiatry/Psychology Neuro-Oncology METHODOLOGICAL Radiation Oncology Palliative Statistical methodology/biostatistical Rehabilitation Medicine Pediatric Behavioral and social sciences Surgery Uro-Oncology Novel applications Other (Please Specify) Other (Please Specify) Research synthesis POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES Section IV Section VI Behavioural Sciences CANCER SITE KEYWORDS to best describe your research: Community Health All 1. Epidemiology Alimentary Tract (except Colon/Rectum) Mathematical Modeling/Database Bladder 2. Occupational/Environmental Health Brain/Neurological Other (Please Specify) Breast 3. Colon/Rectum Endocrine (include Pituitary, Thyroid, Section II 4. Adrenal) CATEGORY OF RESEARCH Head and Neck Basic Research Hematopoietic (Leukemia, Lymphoma) Clinical Research Kidney Intervention Research Liver Program Delivery Lung Surveillance and Monitoring Musculoskeletal Translational Research Ovary Pancreas Pediatric Prostate Skin/Integument (include Melanoma) Testes Uterus Page | 14- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition Page | 15- February 1, 2012 Summer Studentship Competition