CCHCSP May 1st 2020 Competition Suspended Indefinitely
Dear CCHCSP Community,
CCHCSP is posting this notice to inform you that we will be postponing the current May 1st competition #35 indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes after reviewing the recent announcement from CIHR to cancel the spring 2020 Project competition.
For similar reasons as listed in the CIHR notice (difficultly convening a peer review panel as many committee members are lending a hand/leading and being called forward for COVID 19, taking care of friends and families, self isolating, moving courses to online formats, etc) CCHCSP will be indefinitely placing a hold on competition 35. We also know of many CCHCSP members who are busy with fast tracked COVID-19 grants.
Anyone who was planning to apply by May 1st can rest assured that their file will remain open. When we reconvene on a new deadline during a safe time, our community will be notified and the materials already submitted or prepared by each candidate will be honoured. This is the best way for us to ensure that we can provide our applicants with a fair and equitable review process. As mentioned by CIHR it would likewise be irresponsible for CCHCSP to divert our members attention at this critical time of need. We should also remain aligned with CIHR and the Canadian Government’s priority to tackle the response to COVID-19.
All the best,
Susan Samuel, MD, MSc., Director
Richard Keijzer, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS, Co-Director, Selection Chair
Brendan Andrade, PhD, CPsych., Selection Co-Chair
Linda Pires, HBSc, Program Manger