Research Skills Awards

Michael Chen in Hannover, Germany, where he attended the 6th Lower Saxony International Summer Academy (LISA) for Immunology funded by a Research Skills Award

Award Recipients (2011-2016) | 2017

AllerGen’s Research Skills Awards program supported AllerGen investigators’ and HQPs’ participation in workshops or other individual training opportunities, including lab exchanges, internships and equipment transfers, that facilitated the acquisition of specialized technical and laboratory skills relevant to AllerGen research. It also supported the organization of workshops by AllerGen investigators or HQP that facilitated the acquisition of specialized skills relevant to AllerGen research.


This award defrayed a portion of the expenses involved in exploiting a skills acquisition opportunity, including travel and accommodation costs, and/or in organizing a skills acquisition workshop or similar training activity. Awards had to be matched 1:1 with non-AllerGen partnered funding.

“Through my participation in the Summer Academy in Immunology at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), not only did I learn about various topics and techniques in immunology, but I also had the chance to build connections with up-and-coming
researchers from across the globe.”

Michael Chen
McGill University

“My experience at the KaroIinska Institute fuelled my desire to solve research problems for my future patients. I look forward to my medical training with this goal in mind.”

Laura Zuccaro
University of Ottawa

“The Banff Science Communications program blew me away by the quality of the instruction, content, environment and fellow participants that I had the opportunity to work with. It was truly a transformative experience.”

Dr. Jeremy Hirota
The University of British Columbia

Laura Zuccaro in Stockholm, Sweden, where she spent two months working at the Karolinska Institutet funded by a Research Skills Award

This program is now CLOSED

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