We are proud to announce the launch of a new National Research Program initiative to provide grants to young Canadian researchers involved in early-onset and late-onset asthma research. In partnership with AllerGen NCE Inc., in 2017, the Program will grant two awards to Masters level (MSc/MScN) student researchers; and two awards to PhD level student researchers. Applications are now open.
By investing in young Canadian researchers and supporting their promising research, we ensure continued efforts to search for a cure for asthma, while making real strides towards better treatment options for the three million Canadians living with asthma.
The National Research Program is an expansion of Asthma Canada’s Bastable-Potts and Enhorning Funds, which have awarded and recognized established Canadian investigators involved in asthma research since 2014. For the first time, funding will also include student researchers.
The Asthma Canada / AllerGen Goran Enhorning Graduate Student Research Awards support research for early-onset asthma, while the Asthma Canada / AllerGen Bastable-Potts Graduate Student Research Awards support investigations into late-onset asthma. Each partnered award includes one grant of $10,000 for a Masters of Science student researcher and one grant of $20,000 for a PhD student researcher.