We are excited to launch a jointly funded trainee awards competition. The Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) and the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) are pleased to partner on the jointly funded trainee awards: Breathing as One – CRRN: Fellowship and Studentship Awards.

The CLA and the CRRN are offering two types of trainee awards to the medical and scientific community: post-doctoral fellowships and PhD graduate studentships. The Lung Association – National Office will provide the administrative support for this application and review process. Information and policies are provided in the submission guidelines which can be downloaded from the Lung Association website https://www.lung.ca/lung-research/apply-funding.

Apply for Funding

To qualify for funding, candidates are asked to complete two (2) steps: 

1.      Register:

Applicants must register at: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/bao-trainee-competition-2019-registration by May 1, 2019 by 3:30pm EST. Applicants are required to provide their name, the names of their supervisor(s) and referees, institution, the project title, keywords, and a maximum (one) 1 page abstract of your research project.

2.      Submit Application:

Upload one (1) electronic copy of the application to: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/bao-trainee-competition-2019-application by May 17, 2019 by 3:30pm EST. The electronic file must include a completed copy of the application form with signatures and all the relevant documents (excluding Referee Forms, which will be sent in separately by the referee).


5th Annual RENASCENT Training Workshop

The 2019 RENASCENT Training Workshop is co-hosted by CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Lung Association (CLA) in partnership with The Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS).  The event will take place on April 10 and April 11 in conjunction with the Canadian Respiratory Conference in Ottawa.  This year’s agenda includes interactive workshops on career building and policy development. 

The Workshop is open to all trainees and new investigators in the respiratory community. 

Day 1 – Wednesday April 10

(12:30pm – 5:30pm EST)

Young investigators will be invited to learn about informational interviews and proper job interview techniques that would enable them to transition into government, industry or academia fields. The attendees will also have an opportunity to practice the learned dos and don’ts of interviewing during a hands-on session.

Day 2 – Thursday April 11

(7:30am - 1:30pm EST)

The RENASCENT participants will be immersed in a lively discussion about current policy topics and challenges in respiratory health. They will have an opportunity to speak with the presenters and panelists to gain an understanding of how policy can be influenced by research.

To reserve your FREE ticket now for the April 10th and 11th  Workshop Sessions REGISTER NOW.

Networking Reception

As every year, all young investigators are welcome to attend a cocktail-style networking reception. 

This year, it will be held in the heart of Byward Market at Restaurant e18teen .

Get your FREE ticket for the Networking Reception on April 10th  HERE.

Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room.

And check out

the 2019 Canadian Respiratory Conference:

the premier national educational and scientific meeting for the Canadian respiratory community, at: https://cts-sct.ca/crc/.


RENASCENT Training Workshop

April 10th & 11th, Ottawa, Westin Hotel