Research Grant Program

Supporting brain tumour research in Canada allows each of us who are affected by brain tumours to both better understand this disease and to move closer to finding new treatments, improving current treatments, and enhancing the quality of life for brain tumour patients.

Thanks to donors, the Research Grant Program provides financial support to Canadian researchers with critical funds that help to propel their research forward into the future.

Proposals that receive funding include research that involves any and/or all of the following:

  • The development of new concepts
  • Patient-oriented research such as clinical trials, epidemiological studies, quality of life studies, outcomes, health services research
  • Pre-clinical research evaluating the therapeutic potential of recent discoveries in the basic mechanisms of either brain tumour pathogenesis or experimental therapeutics

One researcher says,

"Funding from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provided the necessary seed money to test novel ideas associated with my pediatric brain tumour work during my first year as a principal investigator. This grant also provided funds for a new graduate student in my laboratory. As a new investigator in Canada during a time when every dollar counts, support fromBrain Tumour Foundation of Canada helps to ensure I have all the necessary resources to move my research forward and find new therapeutic targets for this highly malignant and aggressive disease."

Innovative research proposals such as those that incorporate novel or original concepts that have the potential to make a difference are also considered. Applications for grants up to $25,000.00 will be considered.

Please click on a year below to read all about the research projects funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada:

Reports, journal articles and newspaper stories about the results of previously funded research can be found within each year's overview of funded research.

Shane Harding - 2019 Research Grant Recipient
Shane Harding, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, receives an award for the project: 

“Radiotherapy-induced brain toxicity: A mechanistic basis and therapeutic opportunity”.

Read more about the project...




Raymond Reilly - 2019 Research Grant Recipient

Raymond Reilly, University of Toronto, receives an award for the project: 

“Radiation Nanomedicine for Intraoperative Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)”.

Read more about the project...

 
 
 
 
Derek Tsang - 2019 Feature Research Grant RecipientFiona Schulte - 2019 Feature Grant Researcher
Derek Tsang and Fiona Schulte, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, receive an award for the project: 

“Prospective Quality-of-Life Study of Children Treated with Repeat Radiotherapy for Brain Tumours (QoL-ReRT)”

Read more about the project...




Janet Ellis - 2019 Feature Grant Researcher

Janet Ellis, University of Toronto, receives an award for the project: 

“Evaluating the Impact of Dignity Therapy on Quality of Life in Patients with Brain Tumour: A Pilot Study”

Read more about the project...




Interested in applying for funding? Learn more about the process:

For more information about applying for a Research Grant, please contact:

Susan Ruypers
Research Program Specialist
sruypers@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 ext. 240

 

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