Current Funding Opportunities

Thanks to donors and sponsors, throughout the year we have various opportunities for you to apply for funding from us.



Please see below for descriptions of our grant and funding programs. Thank you for your interest in advancing brain tumour research, and be sure to check back in frequently for updates.

Brain Tumour Research Studentships - coming soon.

Thank you to all who applied to this year’s studenships, and congratulations to our two recipients, Peter Liu and Arun Parmar.

Our 2021/22 studentship guidelines will be announced fall 2020.

Read more about our studentship program here.

See all past recipients here

The Pam And Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition Awards - now closed

Established to promote scientific innovation among Canadian undergraduate students, these competitions have monetary prizes. Students can stream in from across Canada to participate.

An article featuring this year’s winning teams is coming soon!

Learn more

Feature Grant - Now Closed

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada wishes to thank all researchers who have applied for the 2020 Feature Grant.

The feature grant provides up to $50,000 toward research related to Glioblastoma. Applications can be from multidisciplinary teams or individual investigators. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Grant applications must be received or postmarked by October 16, 2020. Applications will be reviewed shortly after and the results will be communicated to all applicants by mid December 2020.

Research Grants - on hold

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for research taking place within Canada for any type of primary or metastatic brain tumour, adult or pediatric.

The application window is currently on hold due to uncertainty regarding COVID-19. Further details will be announced as they are available.

Learn more about Research Grants

Youth Education Awards - now closed

Applications for our 2020 Youth Education Awards are now closed. Thank you to all of our young applicants!

The awards are for survivors of a pediatric brain tumour (diagnosed with a brain tumour before the age of 25), between the ages of 16 and 30, who are pursuing post-secondary education are eligible for this unique Brain Tumour Youth Education Award opportunity.

Learn more about Youth Education Awards


Fellowships provide funding ($100,000 over two years) to young researchers, helping them to start their careers in the important field of brain tumour research.

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Learn more about Fellowships
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Learn more about applying for funding

This webinar was recorded in February 2018 to explain the process of our awards program, including the logistics on what awards we offer, when they are offered, and when they are due and announced. This presentation also shares logistics on who is ranking your applications and how applications are viewed and awarded.