Awarded by Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF)
To support highly qualified graduate students who are registered for a higher degree, and who are undertaking full-time research training in areas of the biomedical or behavioural sciences relevant to cystic fibrosis.
Studentships are awarded for studies at the Master's or doctoral level. If a student receiving support for studies leading to a Master's degree elects to continue to a doctorate degree, he or she must reapply for an initial CCFF studentship at the doctoral level.
Applicants must be highly qualified graduate students who are registered for a higher degree and who are undertaking full-time research training in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis, or highly qualified students who are registered in a joint MD/MSc or MD/PhD programme. Equitable consideration will be given to studentship applicants from outside of Canada who intend to return to their own country on completion of a studentship.
2-3 years (Master's level) and 2-5 years (Doctorate level)
Salary and cost-of-living award at the discretion of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Committee
The Foundation sponsors a studentship competition in October and April. Candidates for initial awards are eligible to apply to either competition. Similar to all CCFF grants, studentships are subject to the availability of funds, and the availability of funds is generally more certain with respect to the October competition.
Since 1960, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) has worked to provide a brighter future for every child born with cystic fibrosis. Through its research and clinical programmes, the Foundation helps to provide outstanding care for affected individuals, while pursuing the quest for a cure or control.