How to enter into the Systems Biology Training Program
The CIHR Systems Biology Training Program will award six new stipends this year. Each will be roughly $15,000/year for two years. New Ph.D. students with alternative sources of funding are eligible to receive "top ups” from this program.
The program is open to Ph.D. candidates only.
Formal instructions to apply:
Application to Systems Biology Training Program requirements:
The application must be submitted by e-mail to secretary [at] mcb [dot] mcgill [dot] ca by 5:00 pm, April 30, 2013. A confirmation of acceptance will be emailed back to you to ensure your application was received.
Please submit a single pdf file titled “SURNAME, first name – SBTP Training Award” that addresses all of the following points:
- Personal CV to include the following:
- Home department
- Supervisor’s name
- Academic background
- Distinctions and awards
- Current funding (please be sure to list all sources)
- Research experience
- Other work experience
- Publications and presentations
Project description to address the following points (using no more than 300 words for each section and no more than 1 figure in total):
- Scientific background
- Research hypothesis and aims
- Proposed research strategy or methods
- Feasibility of the proposed research
- Expected outcomes and impact
Supervisor’s Biosketch containing a list of publications, current research projects and a brief description of the lab environment
- Academic transcripts (these should be scanned and included in the application pdf)
- Fit to the program: in this section briefly describe why your Ph.D. work is systems biology and how it fits the clinical emphasis of the program
As a condition of funding, the student will be expected to complete some training exercises specific to the program (e.g. workshops, symposia, roundtable discussions, written yearly report).
Goals for the training program in Systems Biology:
- The research project should focus on human health and disease;
- Several principal investigators, possibly from different institutions or industry, with common goals and infrastructure for group meetings and discussion;
- Members who are developing new technologies to be applied in biomedical arenas;
- Elements of quantitative analysis (bioinformatics, biostatistics, mathematical modeling) within these projects
- Collaborations in place or in development with clinicians or other health experts with clinical/translational experience
Please feel free to secretary [at] mcb [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email) with any questions.