Current Research at the IWK.
Eighty per cent of children diagnosed with cancer will survive but outcomes are poor for the 20 per cent whose cancers have spread, returned or are resistant to treatment.
Terry Fox PROFYLE is a program that gives another chance to young cancer patients who are out of conventional treatment options. Short for PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE, Terry Fox PROFYLE brings together a multidisciplinary team of more than 50 of Canada’s leaders in pediatric cancer research and care, including the IWK Health Centre. With this integration of basic research, clinical research and clinical care for each patient, outcomes will be improved for young Canadians with high-risk cancers.
The IWK Foundation is proud to be funding an initiative that can revolutionize care for patients who might otherwise lose hope. We are committed to supporting improved survival for all children with cancer. The IWK Foundation is proud to support this groundbreaking research and we are committed to working with donors to ensure that funding is available for Maritime patients.
Here are some of the types of research projects that were supported by donor dollars:
$25,000 – This grant is intended to support projects that will position investigators to be more competitive for external funding or to complete high-quality projects of more limited scope that will have significant scientific or clinical impact.
$5,000 - This grant is intended to support projects that will build capacity in research. Trainees, early career faculty, or clinical and administrative staff who are building research expertise are encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will be based on the quality of the proposed project and the likelihood that the mentorship relationship will lead to further skill and professional development for the mentee.
(Maximum of 10% of a $100,000 funding program) - Numerous funding programs now require institutional matching funds (in-kind or cash). Matching funds will be available for grant proposals to government and non-for-profit organizations when require by the sponsor or as part of the grant application.
Personnel Support Grants
These grants are intended to support promising summer students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in research aimed at improving child, youth, maternal or women’s health at the IWK.
- Summer Studentship - $5,000 - Any trainee supervised by an IWK researcher and not funded through the Research In Medicine (RIM) Program.
- Graduate Studentship - $25,000/year for up to 2 years - A Masters or PhD candidate whose primary supervisor is an IWK researcher. The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants are eligible for a second year of funding, provided they demonstrate proof of application to an external funding source during their first year.
Post Doc Fellowship
$50,000/year for up to 2 years - A PhD or resident physician/clinical fellow whose primary supervisor is an IWK researcher. Seventy-five per cent or more of the applicant’s time must be spent engaged in research at the IWK. Applicants are eligible for a second year of funding, provided they demonstrate proof of application to an external funding source during their first year.