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TRAINING

NMIN’s program for Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) seeks to cultivate the next generation of nanomedicine scientists and entrepreneurs, and to train the skilled workforce required by the growing nanomedicines industry in Canada.

The HQP Program is a top priority for the Network and will be the most immediately transformational program NMIN offers.

NMIN HQP Network (NHN)

The NMIN HQP Network (NHN) is a student-led organization comprising NMIN research trainees and new professionals in all fields of nanomedicine related research. The NHN fosters networking, knowledge exchange and professional skill development among Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP)—students, trainees, research staff and young professionals—working in the field of nanomedicines.

Governance: The NHN is headed by an Executive Committee comprised of NMIN HQP who play a leadership role in the planning and realization of NMIN’s HQP programs, activities and other opportunities.

Membership eligibility: Trainees and new professionals working on NMIN-funded research projects automatically become NHN members. Trainees and new professionals not directly involved in NMIN research, but training or working in the field of nanomedicine research, may apply to join NMIN. Applicants must be working in Canada and be affiliated with a Canadian institution.

Benefits of membership include the eligibility to apply for a range of capacity-building opportunities currently in planning, including:

  • Annual Trainee Symposium
  • International Research Visits
  • Travel Awards
  • Research Skills Awards
  • Poster Competitions

For details, contact Leah Graystone, HQP and Events Coordinator, at

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca

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HQP: Funding & Training Awards

NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Nanomedicines Diagnostics

2021 Competition

One award, providing a stipend of $40,000 a year for a maximum of two years, is available in the area of Nanomedicines Diagnostics.

The goal of the NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is to enable exceptional postdoctoral fellows (PDF) to pursue nanomedicine academic research training with Canadian experts. The quality of the research project and training opportunity is the principal criterion on which applications will be judged.

Eligible academic foci include Proof-of-Concept (PoC) and Proof-of-Principle (PoP) nanomedicine projects. Preference will be given to projects jointly funded by industry partners, or projects that exhibit a high potential for commercialization.

Application deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021

Three awards, each providing a stipend of $40,000 a year for a maximum of two years, are available in the following areas:

1) Targeted Drug Delivery, 2) Gene Therapy, and 3) Diagnostics

The 2020 application deadline has now passed.

This year’s competition is now closed.

NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

2020 Competition

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards.

Dr. Noorjahan Aibani has been awarded the NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Targeted Drug Delivery for her project Lipidic nanoparticle formulation of a triple adjuvant for intranasal vaccines for pertussis, which she will pursue under the supervision of Dr. Ellen Wasan at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Jayesh Kulkarni has been awarded the NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Gene Therapy for his project Design of lipid nanoparticles for gene therapy, which he will undertake at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Drs Christian Kastrup and Pieter Cullis.

NMIN congratulates its inaugural Postdoctoral Fellows.

Three awards, each providing a stipend of $40,000 a year for a maximum of two years, are available in the following areas:

1) Targeted Drug Delivery, 2) Gene Therapy, and 3) Diagnostics

The 2020 application deadline has now passed.

This year’s competition is now closed.

NMIN-Mitacs Internships & Fellowships

Open, ongoing call for proposals partnering NMIN HQP with companies or not-for-profit organizations for nanomedicine-related research projects.

NMIN-Mitacs Internships & Fellowships deliver opportunities for NMIN HQP who wish to work with non-academic partner organizations on research projects that involve nanomedicines. Through partnership with Mitacs, 430 internship/fellowship units (valued at approximately $6.5 Million) have been made available for NMIN HQP.

TO APPLY:

  1. Interested NMIN HQP: Complete a draft application for an internship or a fellowship and send it to the Mitacs Business Development Representative (MBDR) for your institution prior to obtaining all signatures and submitting. Inform NMIN of your intention to apply.
  2. If you plan to work with a not-for-profit partner, seek partner and project eligibility approval from an MBDR before applying.
  3. Send your completed application package (application form, CVs as required, budget, other supplementary material as applicable), with all the required signatures, to BOTH of the following emails:

NOTE: Follow closely the instructions given for the general Accelerate (for internships) or Elevate (for fellowships) program, and use the corresponding application package.

For more information, contact Leah Graystone, HQP and Events Coordinator, at

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca

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HQP: Capacity-Building Events

Additional capacity-building and networking events to benefit NMIN HQP are being planned.

For more details, contact Leah Graystone, HQP and Events Coordinator, at

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca

NMIN’s HQP Program is being launched in stages throughout 2020.

For more details, contact Leah Graystone, HQP and Events Coordinator, at

leahgraystone@nanomedicines.ca