The Huntington Society of Canada has created this pilot program to increase interest and participation in HD-specific research activities and provide an opportunity for clinicians to pursue future work on HD research projects within Canada.
The purpose of this post-residency training is to provide expertise in the diagnosis and management of Huntington disease. Clinical training is the largest component of this hands-on program (at least 80%) but could include an element of research or an HD-specific clinical trial. The goal of the fellowship is to provide funding for Canadian scientific research of direct and immediate relevance to Huntington Disease; to provide a platform for the future recruitment of outstanding investigators to HD research; to facilitate research collaboration nationally and internationally.
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants holding a full-time faculty appointment in an appropriate discipline at a Canadian university, research institute, or hospital are eligible to submit applications for funding.
All applications for funding are subject to review by the Society’s Research Council, which may elect to enlist external reviewers with particular expertise in the appropriate area.
The criteria for evaluating applications are:
- The direct and immediate relevance of the work proposed to Huntington Disease (i.e. diagnosis, clinical scores, symptomatic relief, clinical trials).
- The willingness for the trainee to remain in Canada for future clinical practice.