CCAC Fellowship

The Canadian Council on Animal Care is currently accepting applications from suitably qualified canadian candidates.

The CCAC fellowship is ideal for candidates who would like to expand the use of their science background to pursue careers at the interface of science and society.

The fellowship currently being offered is within the Three Rs Program of the CCAC (see http://www.ccac.ca/en/alternatives) and focuses on the implementation of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives, in an area pertinent to the candidate’s background and interest.

Award Status :  Active
Deadline :  Friday,  September 17, 2010

Eligibility for CCAC Fellowship

The fellowship is intended to provide support to recent doctoral or masters level graduates, current masters or doctoral students, or other individuals with comparable levels of combined education and training.

The fellowship currently being offered is within the Three Rs Program of the CCAC and focuses on the implementation of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives, in an area pertinent to the candidate’s background and interest.

Citizenship :  Canadian
Degree Level :  Masters
Degree Level :  Doctoral
Applicant Status :  Incoming Students
Applicant Status :  Continuing Students

Application Procedures for CCAC Fellowship :

A complete application will consist of :

  • a curriculum vitae
  • official transcripts of the candidate’s graduate and/or professional training, including proof of any degrees completed
  • three assessments from persons under whom the candidate has trained that have had a good opportunity to assess the candidate’s capacity for evaluation and communication of scientific knowledge. For example, assessments should be provided by the candidates PhD supervisor(s).

Applications should be submitted to :

Dr Gilly Griffin,
Guidelines and Three Rs Programs Director,
1510-130 Albert St,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5G4,
E-mail: ggriffin@ccac.ca.

Adjudication Procedures for CCAC Fellowship :

A selection committee composed of representatives from the CCAC Council, an academic institution, and a science-based government department will assess the candidate based on a satisfactory written submission,  selected references and interview. The criteria used will include :

Academic  Excellence

  • academic record
  • scholarships and awards held
  • duration of previous studies
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Ability or potential in science policy development

  • quality of contribution to science / bioethics
  • relevance of work experience and academic training to one of the identified topics
  • ability to think critically
  • ability to apply skills and knowledge
  • initiative and autonomy
  • enthusiasm for science and ethics
  • determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time

Communication Skills

  • the ability or potential to communicate scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats
  • quality of the presentation of the application
  • participation in preparing publications
  • awards for oral presentations or papers

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