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.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2019-2021 Fellowship. Details below.

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. 

2019 - 2021 Fellow

Dr. Sara Elkashef, Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow
Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow

Dr. Sara Elkashef

Project: Radiation-immunotherapy combination treatment for glioblastoma: improving the therapeutic ratio

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

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

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Richard Motyka Brain Tumour Research Fellow


Dr. Cathy Lee

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

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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.

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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

 

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