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TPMI/NL SUPPORT Training and Travel Funding



Travel and Training Policy (Staff and Students)

  1. Introduction
The Canadian Institute of Health Research’s (CIHR) funding for NL SUPPORT has within it resources to support staff and student career development.   To reflect this, the Translational and Personalised Medicine Initiative has included within its budget funding to support
  • Training of staff and students working on TPMI projects
  • Travel for staff and students working on TPMI projects for either training or knowledge translation purposes
The process for accessing this funding is outlined below.  Please note students applying for grant funding for masters, PhD or post-doctoral positions please refer to; Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI)/ NL SUPPORT Program Educational Funding Opportunities.
 
The policy for approving funding for training and travel is outlined below:
 

  1. Training of staff and students working on TPMI projects
Any staff or students working on TPMI projects are entitled to apply for funds to support their career development.
 
These funds may be used to fund:

  • Attendance at conferences
  • Courses available within the province
  • Courses available outside of the province – please note long term (greater than 1 week) accommodation costs will not be covered
Applications must be forwarded to the Directors of CHIA and NL SUPPORT a minimum of 4 weeks before the training starts.  The applications will be presented to the TPMI executive (Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director NL SUPPORT, CHIA Director, NL SUPPORT Director) for discussion.  
 
The application must include

  • Applicant’s name
  • Title of the project the applicant is working on
  • Purpose of the funding requested
  • Level of funding required
  • Details of other funding requested or accessed
  • Duration of funding
  • How the request relates to the individual’s career development goals
  • How the request relates to the objectives of the project and TPMI
  • How the request relates to the individual’s role on the project
  • Signature of the individual’s supervisor indicating their support for the application
  • Deadline for approval
A decision will be made within 3 weeks of receipt of the application and the applicant informed.  The applicant must then complete the required MUN forms prior to registering for the training.

Applications should be sent to: dale.humphries@med.mun.ca, with the subject line: TPMI Training and Travel Application Forms are available here.
  1. Travel for staff and students working on TPMI projects for either training or knowledge translation purposes
Any staff or students working on TPMI projects are entitled to apply for funds to cover travel to attend conferences or seminars as a presenter or delegate.  Students should also explore other funding opportunities such as through Graduate Studies.  Please note all travel must follow Memorial’s travel policies.
 
Please note funding to present work as a poster or oral presentation will be made available to the first author of the research if there are insufficient designated travel funds in the research project budget.  If the first author is unable to attend then consideration will be given to providing funding for another member of the team to attend to present the work
 
Apart from in exceptional circumstances funding will only be made available for one team member to attend a specific conference or seminar.

Applications must be forwarded to the Directors of CHIA and NL SUPPORT a minimum of 4 weeks before the travel.  The applications will be presented to the TPMI executive (Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Director NL SUPPORT, CHIA Director, NL SUPPORT Director) for discussion.  
 
The application must include
 
•             Applicant’s name
•             Title of the project the applicant is working on
•             Purpose of the funding requested
•             Level of funding required
•             Details of other funding requested or accessed
•             Duration of funding
•             How the request relates to the individual’s career development goals
•             How the request relates to the objectives of the project and TPMI
•             How the request relates to the individual’s role on the project
•             Signature from the individual’s supervisor indicating their support for the application
•             Deadline for approval
 

A decision will be made within 3 weeks of receipt of the application. The applicant must then complete the required MUN travel request forms prior to travel.
 
Applications should be sent to: dale.humphries@med.mun.ca, with the subject line: TPMI Training and Travel Application Forms are available here.