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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is seeking outstanding researchers conducting quality brain tumour research. All such proposals will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumour research and quality-of-life research. Additionally, we are interested in receiving innovative research proposals – those that incorporate novel or original concepts that have the potential to make a difference.
Applications will be considered for Basic, Clinical or Translational Research and all research focuses will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumours.
Basic Research: In this context, ‘Basic’ research involves the development of new concepts (i.e.) signaling pathways using an in vitro model. Basic science research is meant to increase our scientific knowledge base, with the intent of bettering our understanding of the cause and progression of brain tumours.
Clinical Research: In this context, ‘Clinical’ is defined as research that involves a particular person or group of people. This includes treatment trials, epidemiological studies, quality of life studies, outcomes, health services research or other patient-oriented research. The process of clinical research must protect personal data.
Translational Research: In this context, ‘Translational’ is defined as pre-clinical research evaluating the therapeutic potential of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of either brain tumour pathogenesis or experimental therapeutics. Human studies are excluded.
Applications for grants up to $25,000.00 will be considered.
Funding is awarded for projects for which it can be expected that they can be reasonably completed within two years time. All funding is provided up front; however, official documentation of account balance is required with each report and unused funds exceeding $3000 will be required to be returned.
Researchers who receive a grant from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada will be asked to submit a report on an annual basis for the first two years. The first report to be sent a year after the funds for the project are received.
A final report is expected once the project is complete. Notification of any publications resulting from the project should also be forwarded to the Research Committee. This information will be shared with our sponsors, supporters, and other individuals through our publications and at annual Information Day Conferences for patients and medical professionals.
A financial report is required at both stages of the above in the format provided by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
Funds will be granted across Canada for projects to be performed in Canada.
Grant applications must be postmarked by April 28, 2017. The selection process and approval will take place shortly after and the results will be communicated to all applicants by end of June, 2017.
Please mail the original copy and 10 additional copies of the completed grant application, and also email your application as one PDF directly to Susan Ruypers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mail your original application to:
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Attn: Research Committee
205 Horton St E, Suite 203
London, ON N6B 1K7
Re: 2017 Research Grant Application
The members of the Research Committee of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, who will review the grant applications, are from many different backgrounds: medicine, industry, business, philanthropy, etc. If you feel it is necessary to use complex terminology, please try to explain such terms as clearly as possible. The Research Committee also seeks the help of outside reviewers. Applications that are reviewed and ranked are based on the following: Understandability, Purpose of Research, Budget, Expectations/Pitfalls, Meaningful Contribution and Overall Application. All are ranked on a 0,1,3,6,9 basis and top applications are re-reviewed and ranked if needed.
If any required components of your application are not received or included your application will not be reviewed.
These guidelines are designed to facilitate the completion of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Research Grant Application.
You are requested to advise Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada promptly should you decide to
withdraw your application for any reason.
Research Program Specialist
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240
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