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Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI) / NL SUPPORT Educational Funding Opportunities

The Fall 2017 Competition is now OPEN for applicants.

Successful Applicants: the form for requested clearance information is available here. Please complete it and return it to dale.humphries@med.mun.ca at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO Post-Doctoral opportunities for funding in this round.

The Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI) is a large-scale research initiative working in partnership with private industry, the federal government, the provincial government, and Memorial University, involving many of the same projects, personnel and agencies that are involved in the NL SUPPORT Unit.


A mandate of TPMI is to foster an atmosphere of learning, capacity and sustainability within patient-centric research.  Under this mandate we will endeavor to produce the next generation of methodologists and researchers, as well as provide career development for the current cohort of researchers and staff. To that end, TPMI and NL SUPPORT will provide support for a number of graduate students to address recognized methodological needs within the jurisdiction as well as for TPMI-related and other projects making use of the Unit’s resources, on an at-need basis.
 
Placements will provide a well-rounded education for the student but be strategically positioned so upon graduation those students will be particularly suited to the positions that have been identified as current and future gaps within this system. The programs will be sufficiently broad that they will also prepare students for other health care delivery positions as they arise.
 
As the majority of the researchers involved in these projects are also Memorial Faculty members, it is envisioned that trainees will have a program that will be personalized to meet their needs and to assist them in being competitive in the workforce. In addition to the Masters and Doctoral programs, anticipated programs may also include short-term placements (e.g. practicum or interdisciplinary field trips, co-operative placements) that will provide real world experiences and also establish the networks critical for future employment.

 
The TPMI Education Committee will be responsible for publishing a call for students at both the Master’s and Doctoral study levels; students who are presently in Master’s Programs will have an opportunity to apply for PhD program funding and continue their studies in their area of interest. The Education Committee will aim to hold a bi-annual Studentship Competition around the 15th of October and April, respectively.

The role of the Education Committee will be to review the applications to determine their value within the TPMI mandate and report their approvals to the Scientific Committee. Applications will be reviewed by the committee and a decision reached by majority vote. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decision by email (such notification will also be copied to applicants’ supervisors).

The deadline for the competition is 5:00 pm (NT) on Friday, October 13th 2017.

Guidelines and application form for this opportunity are available here, and the Referee Form is available here.

If you have any questions about the TPMI/NL SUPPORT Education Funding, feel free to Contact us.