Fellowship Program

Brain Tumour Research Fellows

Important research fellowships are made possible from the generous support of donors. Fellowships provide funding for two years ($100,000 over two years) to young researchers, helping them to start their careers in the important field of brain tumour research. Thank you.

About the Fellowships

Fellowships are awarded on a bi-annual basis and offer funds to cover salary and lab expenses for two years ($50,000 each year). Fellowships accelerate movement towards our vision to find the cause of and cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected - and in recognition of the critical need for increased focus on brain tumour research.

A Brain Tumour Research Fellowship encourages and enables young clinicians and scientists to enter the field of brain tumour research and will accelerate studies leading to a cure for brain tumours.  Research projects considered for support include Basic, Clinical or Translational Research and all research focuses will be given serious consideration, including pediatric brain tumours. 

2018 - 2020 Fellow

Dr. Brent Guppy, William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow
William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow

Dr. Brent Guppy

Project: Enhancing selumetinib-mediated killing of SHH medulloblastoma

Read more, including what this research means to Brent...

2017 - 2019 Fellow

Dr. Ugljesa Djuric, Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow
Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow

Dr. Ugljesa Djuric

Project: Systematic proteomic profiling and subclassification of Glioblastoma

Read more, including what this research means to Ugljesa...

2016 - 2018 Fellow

William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow

Carolina Nor

Project: Rationale targeting of very high risk medulloblastoma of childhood

Read more, including what this research means to Carolina...

2015 - 2017 Fellow

Nazira Mamdani Research Fellow 

Andrea Lo

Project: Treatment approaches, outcomes and complications in adolescents and young adults of intracranial germ cell tumours

 

2014 - 2016 Fellows


Steven Buttrum Brain Tumour Research Fellow

Dr. Florence Cavalli

Project: Deciphering the transcriptional regulation underlying Medulloblastoma subgroups

Read more...

Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow


Dr. Cathy Lee

Project: Myc-mediated cell extrinsic signaling in brain tumour progression

Read more...
 

2013 - 2015 Fellow 


William Donald Nash Brain Tumour Research Fellow


Dr. Slawomir Kumala

Project: Combi-molecule, ZRBA1, as a novel molecular targeted therapy integrated with high dose rate ionizing radiation to treat malignant glioma tumours.

Read more...
Help build Canada's brain tumour research community by funding a Brain Tumour Research Fellowship. Contact us at 1-800-265-5106, ext. 227 or at sfelliott@braintumour.ca.

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

 

For more information about brain tumour research funding and programs, please contact:

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

 

Share This

Featured Story

Hats for Hope

Today, 8 Canadians will learn they have brain cancer. That's 3,000 Canadians each year. That's why we have launched Hats for Hope a nation-wide brain cancer awareness campaign and are calling on all Canadians to pledge support for brain cancer research. Join us in International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, October 20 - 27, 2018, or on October 24, 2018 – the first Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada – by wearing a hat, taking a selfie or group photo, and sharing it on social using #HatsForHope

Learn more

Spotlight

Childhood Brain Tumour Signs & Symptoms

Earlier this year, you gave us your feedback in a survey on brain tumour signs and symptoms. One of the things we did with that survey...

Learn more

Anthony's Story is Our Story

I would like to take the opportunity to share "our" story. It’s actually my best friend Anthony's story, but I use the term "our"...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 24/Oct/2018: Ottawa Support Group: Meets at the Maplesoft Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON.... Learn more >
  • 25/Oct/2018: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
  • 27/Oct/2018: National Conference - Montreal: Hôtel Ruby Foo's, Montreal, QC & diffusion en direct... Learn more >
  • 27/Oct/2018: SUPERKIDS - A Quest to End Brain Tumours: CitiPlaza, London, ON... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2018 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001